EL Wright Middle School & Center for Knowledge

2740 Alpine Road
Columbia, SC 29223

Developer/owner: Richland School District Two, Columbia

Architect(s): Quackenbush Architects + Planners, Columbia

General contractor: Contract Construction, Irmo

Engineer(s): ADC Engineering, Irmo (Civil); Swygert & Associates, Cayce (Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire Protection); Belka Engineering & Associates Inc., Columbia (Electrical); Mabry Engineering Associates, Inc., Columbia (Structural); Grimball Cotterill & Associates, Columbia (Landscape Architects); National Restaurant Design, Fort Myers Beach (Food Service)

Estimated completion date: December 2023

Estimated total cost of project: N/A

Project description: Currently split among multiple buildings scattered around the site, the new E.L. Wright Middle School is being built in multiple phases on the same site as the existing structure. It is comprised of three 3-story academic wings with a main spine connecting the academic wings to the athletics wing, library, dining, administrative spaces and Center for Knowledge. Outdoor courtyards and organic playscapes are created by the spaces in between the academic wings.

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