Gladys Wood Elementary School Renewal

Anchorage, Alaska

Gladys Wood Elementary School

Built over 50 years ago, this open classroom school was no longer suited to meet the current curriculum for ASD or modern teaching methods. MCG designed a complete renovation and an expansion that transformed Gladys Wood into a vibrant, twenty-first century learning environment, while upgrading structural, mechanical, and electrical systems to meet current codes. 

The existing classrooms pods now feature acoustically separated classrooms connected by a shared learning commons. Themed around the four seasons each pod has a distinctive color/material palate. The building entry was completely redone to address new security protocols and create an open welcoming experience for visitors and students.  

Front desk at Gladys Wood Elementary School