Orange County Schools | Efland, North Carolina
Based on a prototypical design of Smith Middle School, Gravelly Hill provides high performance educational space for a rural area of Orange County, NC.Some minor space adjustments were made to the prototype, but otherwise the schools are identical down to the colors of the brick. Located in western Orange County, the school site is part of a larger school and county park site. The overall 100 acre parcel is designed to include the school, the county-owned West Ten Soccer Center, and a potential site for other county functions. Energy efficiency and conservation of natural resources are at the heart of the design of these schools, utilizing natural daylighting, solar water heating, rainwater harvesting and other sustainable features.