Green Forest Middle School

Green Forest Middle School

Awards Won

Merit Award 2011


Green Forest, AR


modus studio

Project Team

Project Team:
Chris M. Baribeau, AIA
Josh Siebert, Assoc. AIA
Chris Lankford
Austin Chatelain, Assoc. AIA
Julie Chambers, AIA
Leanne Baribeau, AIA

HP Engineering
Tatum-Smith Engineers
CDI Contractors

Photo Credit

Rett Peek

Project Overview

Green Forest Middle School_altA new modern 29,014sf 2-story middle school providing classrooms, administration, special education and a library with simple, elegant and economical materials and spaces to celebrate education and daylight.

The Green Forest Middle School is a modern, 2-story educational building located in the small agricultural community of Green Forest, Arkansas.  The building acts as both a hub and backdrop for students and the inhabitants of the greater community by defining a landscaped plaza in the heart of the campus.  Modern façade articulation of metal panel and concrete block re-imagines the use of durable, low-maintenance, and cost effective materials that are common to school construction. Powerful architectural elements define entry, inspire movement through the building, and contain key educational components in a fun, practical and sustainable way. The design is resolved through the use of economical and intelligent materials combined to enrich the existing campus through the interaction of people, space, form, and color—both internally and externally.