Chatham Grove Elementary School

Chatham County Schools | Chatham County, North Carolina

The new 105,000 sqft Chatham Grove Elementary School is located on the corner of Andrews Store Road and Parker Herndon Road putting it south of Margaret B. Pollard Middle School and west of the Park at Briar Chapel.

Easy access to the adjacent neighborhood, school, and park will create a strong tie between the new school and the existing community. The floor plan of the building was shaped by a carefully considered building program process and is designed to accommodate 750 students. The curving interior student avenue positions large group spaces on one side and classrooms on the other. Clerestory windows direct natural light into the lively colorful meandering avenue below highlighting key areas such as the main entrance, media center, and dining area. At the southern terminus of the student avenue is the gymnasium which is a multifunctional space with a stage that will be used for classes, concerts, and presentations. In addition to serving the school, the gymnasium will also serve as part of a community recreation center in a collaboration between County Parks and Recreation and Chatham County Schools. This collaboration further enriches the school and connects it to the community. The school is also designed to serve as an emergency shelter. Geothermal wells extensive daylighting, use of locally sourced materials and strict protection of existing wetlands are examples of the sustainable design strategies used in the school.  
  • Chatham Grove Elementary School - Exterior Overall
  • Chatham Grove Elementary School - Exterior Entry
  • Chatham Grove Elementary School - Interior Entry
  • Chatham Grove Elementary School - Exterior Play area
  • Front Entry Chatham Grove Elementary School Render
  • Main Hall Chatham Grove Elementary School Render
  • Chatham Grove Elementary School - Exterior Overall
  • Chatham Grove Elementary School - Exterior Entry
  • Chatham Grove Elementary School - Interior Entry
  • Chatham Grove Elementary School - Exterior Play area
  • Front Entry Chatham Grove Elementary School Render
  • Main Hall Chatham Grove Elementary School Render

Architect Position

We are seeking a creative and ambitious individual to join our firm as an architect. This candidate should be a hard-working, self-motivated person that works well in a team environment.

Candidates should have the following minimum requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Architecture;
• Architectural registration;
• Five (5) years of professional experience;
• Excellent communication and organizational skills;
• Solid Revit, AutoCAD and Sketch-up skills required;
• Self-motivated individual able to work well in a collaborative office environment

Candidates responsibilities will include:
• Design, construction documentation and construction administration of a variety of new construction and renovation projects
• Leadership, project management, and client relationship skills and experience, which could lead to a partnership position in the firm.
• Work with clients and team members to solve problems of all types: design, production, estimates, schedules, details, etc.
• Skilled in analytical thinking to support the design process
• Good computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint, Teams)
• Ability to handle multiple tasks, deadlines and interact effectively with others in the workplace is an essential function of the job.

CRA is an equal opportunity employer that offers competitive salaries and benefits packages.
If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to Mr. Ken Redfoot at kredfoot@cra-ae.com.

222 Cloister Court, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

(919) 401-8586

info@cra-ae.com