Charterhouse School 3900 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA
Charterhouse School serves at-risk high school students, who live as family groups in nearby cottages as they go to school. The architecture of this new 25,000 square foot school facility reinforces the family groups theme by organizing the classrooms as self-contained pods surrounding a common Multipurpose Room. Each pod contains a classroom, small computer lab, toilet room and a counseling room.
The Multipurpose Room acts as a courtyard for the school, providing areas for informal instruction, dance and drama presentations, and group discussions. The space can be separated using operable partition panels and used as a conference and meeting room by The United Methodist Church of Virginia, owner of the property. Also included in the school are a Library, Art & Music Rooms, Science Lab and an Offices Suite for program staff.
Additional work by Cox & Associates Architects on the campus of the United Methodist Family Services of Virginia includes renovations to two existing buildings for offices. Sketches for proposed renovations to an existing 11,000 square foot building to serve the Charterhouse Therapeutic Day Program (for day students attending Charterhouse School) include five Classrooms, Technology Studio, Vocational Arts Area, Eating Area, Offices and Meeting Rooms.