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APEX MIDDLE SCHOOL

Location: Wake County Public Schools, NC
Budget: $12.4 million
Size: 67,700 sf
Year Completed: 2004

This dramatic upgrade to Apex Middle School involved the demolition of four existing buildings and the addition of a new classroom building that connects and integrates the campus. The two-story steel framed building includes a new auditorium framed above with exposed glue laminated wood beams. The unique entry to the new building features an enclosed lobby tucked beneath a flat plate high roof that appears to float upon slender steel posts.

Architect: RATIO ARCHITECTS
Photography: JWest Productions