McKnight Construction Company

New Dyess Elementary School

  • New Dyess Elementary School

Project Description

Location: Augusta, Georgia
Client: Richmond County Board of Education
Architect: Cheatham Fletcher Scott Architects

Size: 120,000 SF 

The design of Dyess Elementary included state of the art STEM technology including two labs that capitalized on the latest education advancements.  The building consists of six building wings that are connected by large, open corridors with exposed ceilings and tall storefront windows.  The front wings include a cafeteria, kitchen, band and music rooms,  administration area, media center, collaborative learning area, gymnasium, and locker rooms.  The classroom wings create two courtyard areas that are complete with covered pavilions for use by teachers and students.  The structure is load bearing masonry with brick veneer.  The roof structure in the classroom wings consists of light gauge metal trusses with a standing seam metal roof.  The front portion of the building consists of steel joists and trusses and standing seam metal roof.  Finishes in the building include terrazzo, carpet, LVT, and  shot blasted CMU block.  The exterior of the building includes a bus loop and separate car drop off each with aluminum canopy systems.