Lincoln School wins design award


The Lincoln Elementary School renovation has won an outstanding project award from Learning by Design magazine.

It's one of 56 construction and renovation projects at schools from elementary through college level that are featured in the spring edition of the magazine.

The publication says the Lincoln School’s project allowed for preservation and enhancement of elements of the ord building — including a stone entry arch and wall that are part of the new lobby.

The original school building is 116 years old, and additions to it over the years were not longer working well for for current users, the magazine says.

The project designers from TMP Architecture interviewed staff. students, parents and community residents to come up with the new design, which Superintendent Hardy Murphy says now "represents community values through its function, aesthetics, and architecture."

The Lincoln School construction project, completed at the start of the current school year, provides six new learning studios, occupational therapy rooms, converted the auditorium into a multipurpose room, and provided a new kitchen and elevator as well as renovations to the library.more.

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