All classrooms in St. George’s High School will blend Internet, network and multimedia workstations with windows that face a forest. The mid-Southern “rustic compound” style of architecture reinforces the unspoiled forest, meadows and a meandering river. Gathering spots are found in the courtyards, entrance porches and balconies, and along CAPACITY700COST PER SQ FT$160.00CITATIONWork in Progress CitationFEATURED IN2001 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYWork in Progress walkways. A recreation center/gym complex is linked to the main school with a raised boardwalk through the forest.
The site design of St. George’s High School was crafted with the town of Collierville, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It addresses flood elevations, natural creek configurations, wetlands, emergency access, approach drives and bridges. Sustainable campus design features include forest preservation, greenbelts, construction methods and use of renewable materials.
"The master plan creates an academic village that is consistent with the concept of an outdoor classroom"--2001 jury