Rollings Middle School of the Arts

Rollings Middle School of the Arts
Dorchester School District Two | Summerville, South Carolina


The new ROLLINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL of the ARTS project is located in a masterplanned development by Westrock (formerly Mead Westvaco) in Dorchester County, known as Summers Corner. Together with the development team and the school district, AAG Architect’s approach considered the school’s unique ART-INFUSED PROGRAM. The new middle school provides academics for its 750 student population along with Fine Arts, Dance, Piano, Choral Music, Orchestra, Band, and Performing Arts. As an arts school and a center for the planned community, a new +1,000 seat theater is included in the project. Additionally, a “black-box” style theater and outdoor performance areas add multiple opportunities to support this unique school. The new middle school was designed together with the new Sandhill Elementary School on the same site.


With more than 140,000 sf, the project was bid on budget.The project was divided into three bid packages: Bid Package 1 prepared the site for both school with clearing and grading. Bid Package 2 develops the elementary school while Bid Package 3 develops the middle school and theater.


The school is currently under construction, with completion anticipated for the Fall 2017.



Client Dorchester School District Two
Date 2017 (anticipated)
Architect AAG Architects
Engineering Thomas & Hutton (Civil), Johnson & King (Structural), Owens & Associates (MEP)