Liberty Middle School Bedford, Virginia
Bedford County Schools sought to replace their existing 90 year old middle school with new a facility that featured 21st century learning spaces. A flexible learning lab creates a space for students to conduct small group meetings and study sessions. Ample glazing allows passive teacher supervision of students occupying the flexible learning lab. Adjacent to the flexible learning lab is the multi-media lab where students produce televised school news and explore broadcast journalism. A science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) suite was designed for new programming opportunities. The suite includes a shop with wood-working equipment, a planning classroom, and a maker space with 3D printers. Other features include a combined auditorium and cafeteria with retractable seats. M. B. Kahn served as the agent on this project.