A Meridian charter school submitted plans to the city for a new campus.
Gem South Charter School is collaborating with Henrickson Architecture to create a 45,000 square foot two-story campus to “refine the spatial needs.”
The developers picked the building layout to “optimize project value to the school district and community.” Details of individual areas within the school were decided through focus groups.The building incorporates hues of blue, gray, and brown throughout.
“The exterior consists of painted textured cement board lap siding, pre-finished metal panels, and clear anodized aluminum storefront system for points of entry,” the project application said. “Paint selections were chosen to accent the natural surroundings and tie in the exterior landscape design. The main facade has both vertical and horizontal accent trims painted in contrasting colors.”
Canopies hang in the main entries on the campus and will be the focal point of the building design.
“The height of the canopies also provides natural solar control for the second-floor spaces,” the project application said.
The school will have the Gem Public School logo on the north side of the building along with two more signs near the corners of the main entire of S Peak Ave. and E Lake Hazel Rd.