Knoxville Montessori School
Knoxville Montessori School consists of a historic home and two additions. The two story house was originally constructed around 1928 and later repurposed into administrative offices, kitchen, and a classroom. Two classroom additions were constructed in 1985 and 1994. The school contacted Elizabeth Eason Architecture to develop a design for the Montessori School renovation that included better circulation, accessibility, and storage. We were also asked to renovate the existing classrooms, toilets and kitchen.
The multiple additions resulted in a confusing circulation path for students going to the playground or through individual classrooms. Moreover the additions did not have accessible connections. Our goal was to connect the spaces and create an inviting and tranquil atmosphere for the Montessori school.
The goal of the project was to connect the spaces and create an inviting and tranquil atmosphere for the Montessori school.
Our design uses the Montessori principles of structure and order, freedom, beauty, nature and reality, and supportive social environments. These principles helped us improve efficiency, clarify circulation, extend accessibility, and improve classroom atmosphere.
Elizabeth Eason Architecture LLC., Architect
Facility Systems Consultants, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineers
Mallia Engineering Company, Structural Engineers