FROM THE AIA:
This design integrates form and function in ways reminiscent of the Crow Island School. The building is indicative of an independent language that fits well within the campus context. Cranbrook Kingswood Girls' Middle School is beautifully detailed, appropriately contextual in a place where expectations are very high, modest in scale, yet intimate. The variety of shared common learning spaces connects directly to the exterior while providing opportunities to integrate imaginative ideas into the educational environment. The scale of the interstitial spaces and classrooms give a very secure feeling to the learning environment. This school builds on great traditions but creates a quality and life of its own.
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