Martin Luther King, JR. Elementary School combined two local elementary schools. Built on a 60 acre lot, it is master planned to support a future middle school. The school was designed with large glass windows in the cafeteria and office areas to create a strong indoor/outdoor relationship. Colors were selected on the interior and exterior to create an inviting and timeless youthful environment.
The mechanical mezzanine provides easy access to heating/cooling units as well as other mechanical systems. When installed this was the largest VRV system in the United States. Energy consumption meters have been installed on this building as well as a similar school in the district that enables geothermal energy data to be collected. This system is expected to influence the way schools will be designed in the future.