Mr. Ellis provided volunteer services to the island country of St. Lucia for the design concept for a prototype middle school.

Classrooms are ‘L’ shaped to allow flexibility of programme delivery within. The Library is elongated which enables a multitude of tasks to take place simultaneously without the interference of a traditional square design. There are nooks and crannies provided throughout the plan, for informal learning, or for display of student‘s work.

As no air conditioning, nor mechanical ventilation is to provided, the corridors are single loaded to allow complete front to back free ventilation, corridors are canopied only and not enclosed and large overhangs are provided throughout to ensure adequate shading from the sun. The structure uses pre-engineered steel buttresses supporting a corrugated steel roof shell, for repeatability, cost savings and ease of erection.