Currently under construction by Hodges & Hicks Contractors, The Walker School’s new 47,000-square-foot building will be the home of the school’s middle and upper school science and technology programs in fall 2018.
Designed by architect Mike Mascheri with Chapman Coyle Chapman, the facility includes four middle school science labs, three full-size VEX robotics courts for middle and upper school robotics, a middle school tech classroom, four biology/chemistry labs, two physics labs, a media tech suite, rooftop educational gardens, faculty work suites and student collaboration/breakout areas.
“The new science and technology building is a truly impressive addition to our campus, and we are thrilled to be providing these state-of-the-art learning spaces to the Walker community,” says Scott Gregory, chair of the board of trustees. “Students will have space for collaboration across grade levels and divisions, as well as the resources to work individually in unique classes within our research-based public health and engineering concentrations or in extracurricular activities like our robust robotics teams.”
The new space will also allow for renovations to existing science labs and classrooms to add 2-D and 3-D art labs, as well as spaces for band, orchestra, dance, yoga and the performing arts.
“I am thrilled for what the improvements to Walker’s campus hold for both our school community and the surrounding Marietta area," says Jack Hall, head of school. "This project honors our commitments to the academics, arts and athletics, and the improvements to Cobb Parkway and Allgood Road are undeniable.”