Jimmy Huntington K-12

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One of our recently completed projects is the Yukon Koyukuk School District’s Jimmy Huntington K-12 School in Huslia, Alaska.  This 26,500 s.f. school is comprised of existing High School classrooms with a Gymnasium, and an Elementary School classrooms building that was relocated from the far side of the site, to a location near the High School structure.  A new main entry and commons addition links all of these buildings under one roof.  The new central core provides multi-purpose spaces for community gatherings, student activities, group meals, and flexible learning environments.  The motif and main visual cue of the Commons Area is “The River”, which is patterned in the floor.  This river references the Koyukuk river, in which the village of Huslia is located on the banks of, and guides the students from the main entry, through the commons, past the gymnasium entry, and to a large multipurpose assembly and project room in the academic wing.  With its high volume central area, interactive spaces, and attention to bright colors, this facility provides the students, faculty, and community with a genuine sense of place. 

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Daryl Hathcoat