The East Stroudsburg Area High School North and Lehman Intermediate School facility is situated in a Pocono mountain resort community 45 minutes from New York City.
The design breaks the building down into smaller buildings, or wings, each housing a function. All the functions plug into a main street corridor to help orient students traveling through the building. CAPACITY2,050COST PER SQ FT$105.00FEATURED IN2001 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized helps give the building its unusual appearance. The core facilities of the building were intended to handle a 3,200-student capacity; however, the present massing houses 2,050 students. The wings also will help accommodate future growth where needed.
The center of the complex shares functions and space; for example, seminar, large group, cafeteria, kitchen, natatorium, auditorium, administration and health. The ends of the building house both athletics and library functions. The center and the ends could be separated and shared with the community and used after hours. This allows various levels of flexibility and security. The buildings and materials were chosen to express technology and to excite students’ creativity.