Koontz & Eblen Intermediate (Prototype School)
Buncombe County, North Carolina
Client: Buncombe County Schools
Cost $15,681.000 (Koontz), $14,528,000 (Eblen)
Leed Silver certified
The program for the Buncombe County Grade 5-6 school combines elementary and middle school teaching models. ADS responded with a prototype design that provides natural daylight in every classroom, uses 30-35% less energy than a typical school, and adapts the same two story building to two very different sites. Both schools are LEED Silver certified, and designed to teach energy efficient strategies to the next generation.