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When designing K-12 education facilities, most architects seek to incorporate masonry materials that balance durability with economics, which sometimes leads to aesthetics being sacrificed to ensure the project remains within budgetary constraints. The team at Chapman Sisson Architects was able to offer its client durability and a beautiful product at an economical price by incorporating Echelon’s Waterford Stone®. The design team used the full-depth veneer product to make a grand entrance to the new Grissom High School, while using basic concrete masonry units throughout the rest of the school to remain on budget. Completed in July 2017, Grissom High School is located on a beautiful 61-acre campus in Huntsville, Alabama. Home to over 1,800 students, the school features naturally lit learning spaces, an 850-seat auditorium, a competition basketball gym, and many collaborative learning spaces—including a cyber café adjoining the cafeteria.