MIDWAY ELEMENTARY

Midway Elementary
Des Moines, WA
Architect: TCF Architecture

Midway Elementary is a kindergarten through sixth grade facility consisting of classrooms, office functions, a library and activity spaces. Three linear forms are arranged in a radial pattern which responds to the site’s opposing qualities. The centripetal front of the pattern gathers the building forms into a welcoming entry court while the centrifugal back of the pattern reaches out to the play fields. Ground face CMU was chosen to achieve a clean, contemporary appearance while satisfying the client’s maintenance and durability requirements. Two colors of CMU masonry were combined to add interest and to differentiate the building functions.