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Walker Middle School

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1965–1966, Caudill Rowlett Scott. Later modifications. 1564 Dairy Rd.
  • Walker Middle School
  • Walker Middle School
  • Walker Middle School

Caudill Rowlett Scott (CRS), of Houston, Texas, emerged in the 1950s as one of the nation's leading designers of schools. Designing in a thoroughly modernist idiom, they pioneered the concepts of dispersed buildings in a campuslike setting, the open classroom, and programming. For Charlottesville, they provided two similar middle schools. Walker Middle School and Buford Middle School (1965–1966), 9th Street SW, are similar in the use of a Miesian IIT idiom: exposed steel columns and beams, brick wall infill, and elegant minimalist detailing. The interiors were originally open plan, but that scheme has vanished with new concepts of schooling.

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Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Walker Middle School", [Charlottesville, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-CH43.

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Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 165-166.

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