Jack Britt High School is divided into academic houses, with general science labs between the houses. The academic houses are on the corners of the building around the teachers’ offices, project labs and resource rooms. This general organization allows the school to be organized departmentally, by grade level, by interdisciplinary school organizations, or any other CAPACITY1,750COST PER SQ FT$97.00FEATURED IN2001 Architectural Portfolio combination. A room for testing and small-group study divides parts of core academic classrooms. A removable wall divides core academic classrooms so that the classroom can be transformed into a less traditional environment.
The atrium is the lobby for all of the functions of the school, including the auditorium, gymnasium and cafeteria. It also serves as the school commons. The central atrium space is the key to making this a safe, easily monitored, flexible and efficient school. Also, the cafeteria can be expanded into the atrium to become a banquet hall.