“The idea of the Innovation Institute by the Upper School administrators encouraged us to find a solution that would put this unique element at the heart of the project,” said Ekta Desai, Partner at SchenkelShultz. “The elevated ‘bridge’ is a platform for discovery that is expandable to cross-fertilize between varying subjects such as robotics, engineering, physics and science. Natural light and views to the lake were prioritized to keep students and staff connected and inspired by their environment.”
Founded in 1970, Lake Highland Preparatory School features a 42-acre campus in downtown Orlando and hosts nearly 2,000 students from Pre-K to 12th-grade.
“Designing this new building gives us an opportunity to incorporate educational facility functionality with modern design principles,” added David Torbert, Partner and Education Leader at SchenkelShultz. “We are looking forward to collaborating with the students, parents, educators, and administrators on this significant project that will serve students for years to come.”
SchenkelShultz has been an educational design leader in 21st century learning environments for more than 20 years. The firm’s K-12 portfolio of work totals more than 55 million square-feet of projects in the US, Germany, Japan and Puerto Rico.