This is an online companion piece to Xpress’ Feb. 27 cover story, “Building Knowledge: Asheville Pushes for New Schools”
In this video, Isaac Dickson Elementary Principal Brad Johnson takes viewers on a short tour of the school and discusses some of the problems with the aging facility. Built in 1953, he says the current building suffers from a long list of ailments, including safety issues, unwieldy corridors, and an antiquated heating and cooling system.
Video produced by Xpress intern Ryan Watson
Johnson and other Asheville City School officials are pushing to replace the building with a cutting edge new $18.9 million facility. 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 Legerton Architecture and Innovative Design embedded here via YouTube