Cesar Chavez Academy Middle School

Cesar Chavez Academy, a public-school academy located in Detroit, Michigan, was founded on the idea that each student should have a safe, nurturing, and respectful learning environment while maintaining high standards and allowing each student to reach their academic and social potential. When board members approached our team in early 2005 they were paying rent for a retrofitted warehouse, enrollment was rapidly increasing, and school officials wanted all middle school students on one campus. They needed a building that would provide a prime educational setting in a few short months.

To meet the time and budgets constraints as well as facilitate the school’s unique educational goals, the school would be ready for the fall semester by using Hybrid Construction, which incorporates pre-manufactured module components, and traditional site construction. Our team, Stevens Architects, and Whitley manufacturing met the demands of the board by designing and building a 35,000 square foot, two-story facility; completed in 8 months.

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