The Meadowlawn Addition Project is a new 5th-grade wing extension to the existing Meadowlawn Elementary School. Challenges included creating a new entry for bus and parent drop-off/pick-up, as well as maintain the existing connection corridor to the playground. The building was sited to accommodate a future expansion, so that the new addition could be extended again in the future. The interior partition walls were metal stud construction and gypsum wallboard (in lieu of concrete masonry units, which might be viewed as more conventional) to create an appearance that is less institutional, as well as a more efficient construction process. To alleviate concerns with impact to the walls, all corners were fitted with color-coordinated built-in corner guards and wall protection. Lockers were recessed into corridor walls and classrooms were
lined with built-in casework and marker boards for further protection. Exterior was cladded with metal panels and brick veneer to match the existing facade, with horizontal accents and vertical patterning to resume the rhythm of existing elevations.