May 11, 2023
Milton Elementary School Groundbreaking Ceremony
McKinley Architecture and Engineering believes that a school building is more than a place for our children to attend classes, but it is an integral part of the community as a whole and should reflect the values and spirit of the community.
That is why Milton Elementary School for Cabell County Schools is designed differently from other schools. We designed a school to meet the unique needs and desires of the Milton community. The desire was a “Lodge” themed building design. Thom Worlledge, AIA, the project architect, captured this image by using a timber framed canopy out front and a wood look fiber cement siding for the building. The theme continues into the front lobby with wood beams on the ceiling and a rough wood look wainscot.
But community doesn’t just happen outside the school. We designed special places for the students to interact and learn how to get along with each other and live in a community. The corridors widen out in places to create a place for students to gather and for activities outside the classrooms. The Media center is central to the school and features folding partitions that allow the space to expand. The interiors will be colorful and full of light.
A Groundbreaking Ceremony was held on Thursday, May 11th, at the building site on Newmans Branch Road; a site that is not in the flood zone, which is an on-going problem of their current school. Governor Jim Justice, Babydog, dignitaries, community members, and students of Milton Elementary joined together to break ground for the new school.
McKinley Architecture and Engineering is proud to be part of this unique project.