Thomas Jefferson Middle School
Nate Smith Masonry
Architect: Contacts Without Company
Jefferson invokes the architectural style of its namesake's Monticello, so masonry materials are essential. The materials' practical benefits, along with their ability to form rectiliniar and curved shapes, meet the need for both durability and creative expression.
The heart of this school is a two-story commons. Jefferson also boasts a stage, double gymnasium, and band and choir rooms. The 30-acre campus and its new sports fields are shared with Felida Elementary. The schoolhouse's detailing brings a sense of permanence, and creates a point of pride for its community.
Most beloved by the public is the building's red brick clock tower.