This is an online companion piece to Xpress’ Feb. 27 cover story, “Building Knowledge: Asheville Pushes for New Schools”
In these videos, Asheville Middle School Teacher Terry Wright gives viewers a sense of some of the problems with the facility and architects display some of their plans for a new building to replace it.
Here, Wright discusses some of the issues with the current building, which was originally built in 1965 to serve African-American high school students.
Video produced by Xpress intern Ryan Watson
Asheville City School officials are pushing to replace the building with a cutting edge new facility that has an estimated cost of $42 to $45 million. The below video is made up of schematic images of the design and is meant to give viewers a sense of what the new building and grounds would be like, according to Charlie Glazener, Asheville City Schools communications director.
Video by PBC+L Architecture embedded here via Vimeo