For Immediate Release – Kingsport City Schools
Contact: Amy Greear, Community Relations Coordinator (423) 378-2123
Architectural Team Receives State Award for Dobyns-Bennett Art Wing Design
Beeson, Lusk & Street received a first place award in the remodeling category in the School of the Year for Excellence in Architectural Design. The Tennessee School Boards Association recognizes architectural firms for their excellence in design. School of the year awards are granted in five categories including new school construction of elementary, middle, and high schools; renovation; and the People’s Choice award, which is selected by the TSBA Convention attendees.
The Dobyns-Bennett High School Art Wing was designed with four studios for graphics/calligraphy, drawing and painting, fiber and drawing, and pottery and sculpture. There is also a multi-purpose classroom for audio-visuals, a teacher planning area, workrooms and storage space. The art wing corridor features “shadow boxes” and walls for display of student work.
The Beeson, Lusk & Street design team of Don Solt, Ron Peters, and Steve Scholten worked with Dobyns-Bennett faculty Sandra McGinnis, Paige Fleming, Juanita Mitchell, Martha Bates and Russell Bennett for input and support in planning and executing the project. The art wing was opened to students at the beginning of the 2005-06 school year.
For more information on the project, contact Don Solt at (423) 928-1175.