Charles R. Drew Charter School Junior and Senior Academy

The Charles R. Drew Charter School’s Junior and Senior Academy serves 375 middle school students and 600 high school students. The building includes classrooms, career technology laboratories, science laboratories, chorus and band rooms, a 9,600 square foot cafeteria, a 12,600 square foot, 525 seat performing arts center, and a 35,000 square foot gymnasium with practice and competition basketball courts and an indoor running track. Sustainable features include high-performance glass, energy recovery systems, occupancy sensors, photovoltaic panels on the roof, and rainwater harvesting.

Intelligent Building

Intelligent building systems include an integrated building management system master plan to include sustainability and operational dashboard and automated analytics and fault detection diagnostics systems.


The Charles R. Drew Charter School’s Junior and Senior Academy is the recipient of the 2016 AIA Georgia Excellence Award, as well as the 2015 South Atlantic Chapter Construction Management Project Achievement Award and 2015 Board Choice Award.

Project Data
Atlanta, Georgia 205,800 square feet Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Intelligent Building LEED Gold certified Perkins+Will Jonathan Hillyer Photography, Inc.

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