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Discovery Middle School
Vancouver School District

Discovery Middle School is a three-story, 125,000 square foot facility that organizes its 800 students into small learning ‘communities’. The school’s design theme is based on an ‘academic village’ where classrooms are clustered around central plazas instead of being lined up along long corridors. Each of the three stories houses a distinct village that consists of 10 high-tech, flexible classrooms that open for team teaching as well as one large multipurpose room called the “toolbox.” This area is divided into five zones of integrated instruction, including research with reference materials, a wet/dry lab, art design, technology education and fabrication. Outside access is available for environmental studies.


KGA - Kramer, Gehlen Associates, structural engineering

KGA - Kramer, Gehlen Associates, structural engineering

Kramer Gehlen & Associates
400 Columbia St, Suite 240
Vancouver, WA 98660-3413

Vancouver: 360-693-1621 Portland: 503-289-2661 Fax: 360-696-1572

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