Project DescriptionGreen Street Academy is a new Baltimore City Public Charter School that serves 875 students from grades 6 through 12. Hord Coplan Macht designed the renovation of a vacant 130,000 sf Baltimore City Public School originally built in 1925. The 100,000 sf program includes innovative and collaborative learning spaces that are designed for the learner. The school’s focus is environmental sustainability and incorporates many unique features such as hoop houses for instructional vegetable gardens, chicken pens, tilapia farming tanks, a and a koi pond to supplement the curriculum.
The design includes an enclosed courtyard featuring an interactive aquapoincs center, allowing students to experience fish farming, raising vegetables and the clean water cycle. The site provides additional learning spaces including a habitat conservatory, forestry lab, community orchard, global classroom, a water resource exhibit and solar array.