On a bluff overlooking Long Island Sound, the new East Haven High School stands as a monument to the priority that this community places on educating its youth. One of the first new high schools in the state of Connecticut in nearly a decade, this unique 285,000-square-foot facility incorporates state-of-the-art technology for communications throughout CAPACITY1,500COST PER SQ FT$158.00FEATURED IN1998 Architectural Portfolio school.
The facility was designed with both the students and community in mind. The three-story academic wing includes classrooms, which were designed with enough flexibility to support instruction of a variety of subjects, resulting in increased efficiency. Teachers work out of four fully equipped office suites located in each academic wing.
The facility’s main lobby is incorporated into the community-use portion of the facility, which provides access to the 750-seat auditorium and 1,820-seat fieldhouse. The lobby is a commons area, which includes access to technology, a central theme of this regional landmark.
The use of masonry, precast and terrazzo provide an image of permanence, which along with an emphasis on natural light, fulfills the design intent of developing user friendly spaces.
Photographer: ©Robert Benson