The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School

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SM&W Contribution

Shen Milsom & Wilke provided multidisciplinary services including acoustics and low voltage design for The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School. Officially opened in Fall of 2019, the new school was designated as TEP’s Sherman Campus, facilitating upwards of 450 middle school students from grades 5 through 8. The 62,000 SF middle school building is 7 floors in total, and features four grades of classrooms, a music room, a gymnasium, a cafeteria, a wellness room, two outdoor terraces, a rooftop play yard, and a social work suite.

TEP Charter School was designed with a vision of educational equity and community, supporting its overall mission to develop students in the 3 A’s; academics, arts, and athletics. One priority of the project was to increase student and community recreational and multipurpose space for assemblies, performances, and other activities.

SM&W provided access control, video surveillance, and classroom lockdown technology for purpose of campus security and the safety of staff and students. Classrooms are equipped with classic audiovisual systems fit for schooling, and information technology was used to provide classroom connectivity and Wi-Fi throughout the school. SM&W’s goal was to create and design an educational environment that allowed for high-level technology but remain user-friendly enough for the age ranges of TEP’s student body.

Images Courtesy of Alexander Severin

 

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