Lux & Scott Middle Schools

Lincoln Public Schools

Lux & Scott Middle Schools

Sinclair Hille, in association with BVH Architects, planned and designed the John E. Lux Middle School and the Hazel G. Scott Middle School. Each of the $11 million schools is located on 
a 22 to 26 acre site and can accommodate 800 students.

The two schools were the first new buildings in the Lincoln Public Schools District to be completely designed around the concept of middle level education. They are distinctively different from junior high schools in their organization and program. Designed to emphasize positive self-concepts for students, areas where “communities” or small groups can meet and interact are included in the program. Teaching is organized around teams, and spaces are arranged to facilitate interdisciplinary instruction and interaction. Team emphasis is applied to specialized spaces as well as to purely instructional areas.

Additions to both of the schools in 2007 included additional classrooms to meet the needs of the increased school population.


I enjoyed working with SHA on the Canopy Street Project.  It was a very complex project which required both large scale design thought as well as a focus on small details. Their professionalism impressed me as well as all of the other clients in the project from restaurants, to hotel operations through condo buyers, SHA continued to move the project forward and solve problems with all in mind.  As a licensed architect myself I really appreciated their willingness to partner with me and listen to my design ideas while improving the direction time and time again. Quite simply, Canopy Street would not have been nearly as successful without SHA’s talented staff.

Brett West