Fleming Architects has worked with the vast majority of city and charter schools in the Memphis area on both minor and major projects, completing more K-12 school projects than any other architect in West Tennessee since 1990. With the understanding that our city’s future deserves a well-educated generation, we design buildings that facilitate the learning process and inspire curiosity. A few of our Public Education clients include Bartlett City Schools, Aspire Public Schools, and the Memphis School of Excellence.

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New High School


Collierville, TN



Fleming Architects along with their joint venture partner Renaissance Group has designed the largest high school in the State of Tennessee. Designed for 3,000 students, the 460,000 SF state of the art campus is situated on 156 acres on Shelby Drive. The facility includes a 3,000 seat performance gym, “STEM” complex, 1,000 seat auditorium with stadium seating, CTE labs, science labs, classrooms, distance learning lab and fine arts complex. The outdoor athletic components include a 5,000 seat sports turf football stadium with an 8-lane track, 40 yard indoor football fieldhouse, fields for soccer, lacrosse and football practice fields, baseball/softball stadium, locker rooms and concessions. The site has 2,000 parking spaces.

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New Charter School


Memphis, TN



Gestalt Community Schools purchased this building that formerly housed a grocery store and a department store for their new elementary school. The challenges of this repurposing and renovation included altering the building for current school seismic codes and adding several windows to include daylighting in most classrooms and corridors. The former grocery entry opens in to the new entry and library which includes a learning tree and a Parent Room to allow access to computers and work space. Classrooms for grades kindergarten through fifth grades are included, as well as a reception/office area and a multi-purpose room for all-school gatherings that also serves as the cafeteria. The school is divided by lower and upper grade levels, which each half having its own collaborative learning spaces that include built-in benches for small groups, readings, etc. The art room has northern light and a garage door with access to the playground as well as cabinets, sinks and various size cubbies for storage of art materials. The lower and upper grades are separated by a Play Area that features a garage door on either end opening to the exterior to extend the space to an outdoor play area. Each grade has a corridor portal marked with a large numeral signifying the grade level. Each grade has their own distinct color which is reflected on their portal, on the classroom accent walls and in their flooring. Common spaces include all 6 colors in fun patterns.

Gleason High - Fleming Architects
Gleason High - Fleming Architects
Gleason High - Fleming Architects



Gymnasium & Classroom Addition


Gleason, TN



The Weakley County School Board engaged Fleming Architects to not only design and construct a new gymnasium addition for Gleason High school, but also to create a meeting space where the community and the school could collaborate. The new 1500 seat gymnasium includes retractable bleachers, two practice basketball courts, and a main regulation basketball court, making it large enough to host regional tournaments and community events. The addition also includes classrooms, offices and a shop classroom.

Gleason High School Girls’ Basketball won Class A State Championships in 1992, 1999 and 2007 and produced three Tennessee Class A High School “Miss Basketball” recipient’s in 1996, 1999 and 2007.


Full List of Public Education K-12 Clients:

Aspire Public Schools

Atoka Elementary School

Aurora Collegiate Academy

Bartlett City Schools

Bartlett High School & 9th Grade Academy

Berclair Elementary School

Bolton High School

Brookmeade Elementary School

Central Elementary School

Collegiate School of Memphis

Collierville High School

Cornerstone Elementary School

Dubois Prep Academy

Fairley Lakeview Area Elementary School

Georgia Elementary

Germantown Municipal School District

Gestalt Schools

Henry Elementary/Jr. High School

Memphis Business Academy

Memphis City Schools

Memphis College Prep.

Memphis Delta Prep.

Memphis Rise Academy

Memphis School of Excellence

Memphis Tennessee Technology Center

Oakland Elementary School

Paris High School

Perea Elementary School

Sikeston Elementary School

Sikeston High School

Sikeston R-6 School District

Soulsville Charter School

The Neighborhood School

The University School of Jackson

Veritas College Preparatory Charter School


Westview High School

Whitehaven School

Benton County

Ashland High School

Hickory Flat Attendance Center

Ashland Elementary School

Ashland Middle School

Carroll County

McKenzie Elementary School

McKenzie Special School District

DeSoto County

Olive Branch

Horn Lake


DeSoto Central Middle School

Dyer County

Dyer County High School

Dyersburg City Schools

Dyersburg High School

Dyersburg Primary School

Fayette County

Fayette Academy

Fayette Cares

Fayette County Elementary School

Gibson County

Gibson High School

Gibson Middle School

Medina Middle School

Trenton Elementary School

Trenton Middle School

Trenton Special Schools

Lauderdale County

Halls Elementary

Halls High School

Lauderdale A&O School

Lauderdale City Schools

Lauderdale County Middle School

Lauderdale Elementary School

Marshall County

Byers School

Byhalia High School

Galena School

Mary Reid School

McNairy County

A Maceo Walker Middle School

Adamsville Elementary

Adamsville High School

McNairy Central High School

McNairy County Board of Education

Michie Elementary

Ramer Elementary

Selmer Elementary

Selmer Middle School

Shelby County

Arlington Elementary School

Belle Forest Elementary School

Crestview Middle School

Fairview Junior High School

Houston High School

Idlewild Elementary School

Libertas School of Memphis

Millington High School

Millington Municipal Schools

Northaven Elementary School

Tipton County

Brighton Elementary

Brighton Alternative School

Brighton Alternative School Addition

Brighton High School

Brighton Middle School

Covington Elementary School

Covington High School

Drummonds Elementary

Munford Elementary

Munford High School

Munford Middle School

Ripley High School

Tipton Alternative School

Tipton County Board

Weakley County

Dresden High School

Dresden K-8

Gleason School 

Greenfield High School

Martin Elementary

Martin Primary School

Sharon School

West Weakley High School