Lincoln Middle School

Edwardsville CUSD #7 | Edwardsville, Illinois

Through a $100 million bond referendum, the Edwardsville School District can provide 21st century learning environments throughout their facilities. Including the historic Lincoln Middle School which needed some future-focused updates.

The renovation features a new secured entry and an updated bus drop-off and pick-up zone to ensure student safety.

​The facility will also receive new gyms, a commons area, media center, and locker rooms.

  • Renovation
  • Additions
  • Media Center
  • Secured Entry
The Challenge

Faced with barriers like an outdated building, lack of safety and security, and classroom issues, Lincoln MS was in need of help to enhance the educational environment and functionality of their building.

The Solution

BLDD is to replace approximately 110,000 s.f.
of antiquated and inefficient square footage with roughly 60,000 s.f. of new state of the art learning environments.

Not only is the new footprint roughly 25% LESS square footage than what currently exists, it also allows for an overall reorganization of the campus from site circulation, administration, event access, student gathering, circulation, and more.
The Commons Connection

This lower commons is linked to the upper dining commons through a learning stair that is divided into an upper and lower portion to assist in creating a separation of the two areas, while still creating some collaborative alternative seating options for students.