RRMM Architects RRMM Architects
  • Arlington

    2900 South Quincy Street, Suite 710
    Arlington, VA 22206 Map
    T 703.998.0101 | F 703.998.7798

  • Chesapeake

    1317 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
    Chesapeake, VA 23320 Map
    T 757.622.2828 | F 757.622.2430

  • Richmond

    115 South 15th Street, Suite 202
    Richmond, VA 23219 Map
    T 804.277.8987 | F 804.277.8991

  • Roanoke

    28 Church Ave SW
    Roanoke, VA 24011 Map
    T 540.344.1212 | F 540.344.1321

  • Rockville

    1 Research Court, Suite 450
    Rockville, MD 20850 Map
    T 240.403.4101

Colonel Fred Cherry Middle School

Location: Suffolk, VA

The two-story design is organized into two zones with public spaces located across the front of the building and three different grade “houses” along the back which are separated by a main circulation space. Classrooms and circulation space on the upper floor overlook the first-floor exploratory spaces. The circulation space can be used as an extended learning area for all students in the grade house. Located between each grade house is a secure courtyard where teachers can extend the classroom outdoors. Electives are located along main circulation space, which allows students from different grades to access the space without having to enter other grade houses. The openness, coupled with abundant natural light, present dynamic interior spaces conducive to a productive learning environment.