E.P. Todd Elementary School|
Mcmillan Smith & Partners Architects, PLLC -
P.O. Box 5331, Spartanburg, SC 29304
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Total Square Feet: 116,300
Construction Period: Apr 1999 to July 2000
Project Architect/Principal In Charge: Donald L. Love Jr. AIA, McMillan Smith & Partners Architects, PLLC - P.O. Box 5331, Spartanburg, SC 29304
General Contractor: Triangle Construction Company - P.O. Box 6266, Greenville, SC 29606
Structural Engineer: L.M. Weld, PE - 179 Dunbar Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306
Electrical Engineer: Hubert Jenkins - 1319 Henderson Road, Chesnee, SC 29323
Mechanical Engineer: Wade Crow Engineering - 450 East Henry Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302
Landscape Architect: Parris Landscape & Design - 1570 Old Anderson Mill Road, Spartanburg, SC 29309
Cost Estimator: Conceptual Estimates - 107 Greenvale Drive, Easley, SC 29640
Plumbing Engineer: MATRIX Engineering - 187 N. Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306
E.P. Todd Elementary School, a flagship for Spartanburg School District Seven, was designed for community and student access and enjoyment. Constructed on a challenging, heavily wooded, 30 acre site, it was built for 850 students in kindergarten through 6th grade. Orientation of the school was critical to minimizing costs while maximizing the site's potential.
Designed in a grid pattern, the 116,300-square-foot facility utilizes corridor intersections as common spaces for workrooms, bathroom facilities, and computer areas. Each grade level has its own corridor of classrooms with interior color designation to assist children in wayfinding. A fine arts wing, media center, and cafeteria are located at the rear of the school where they can be available for community use after hours without access to locked school corridors.
Welcoming students and visitors is a stately front foyer with a two-story atrium of neoclassical columns and entablature, providing an inviting central point of entry. Clerestory windows provide natural light coupled with warm, soothing colors in the atrium. Three interior courtyards provide visual interest, mirroring the entrance with raised planters and seasonal color.
Earthy and warm materials were chosen, including red brick with neutral-colored stucco trim and a stone base. Reminiscent of the Jeffersonian era, traditional architectural elements such as water table detailing and alternating pediments and pilasters on exterior windows and doorways provide a traditional significance to a loving elementary school experience.
DIV 07: EIFS: Senergy; Applicator: Construction Solutions; Modified Bituminous: Siplast.
DIV 08: Entrances & Storefronts, Windows: EFCO Corporation; Glass: AFG; Wood Doors: Marshfield DoorSystems.
DIV 09: Acoustical Wall Panels: Conwed DesignScape; Ceilings: USG Interiors; Drywall: United States Gypsum; Metal Studs: Dietrich; Paint: Sherwin Williams.