Tecumseh High School (Tecumseh, Mich.)

Tecumseh, Michigan

  • FIRM

    TMP Architecture, Inc.

  • CLIENT

    Tecumseh Public Schools

  • AREA

    208,625 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $23,366,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    9/2001

This new high school design is based on a compact, clearly organized floor plan that encourages student and faculty interaction, flexibility and future expansion options. An extensive amount of student, staff and community involvement helped shape the building and site design.

A wide central corridor connects three, two-story classroom modules to the ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$112.00FEATURED IN2002 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas spaces, which include the administrative and counseling offices, media center, cafetorium, gymnasium, fitness center, performing arts, applied technology and art studios. This corridor functions as a student commons during the day and as a lobby for evening activities in the gymnasium, cafetorium and media center.

Two of the six classroom houses are organized around a shared instructional space, a participatory activity lab (PAL). Lightweight walls in the classroom modules allow for flexibility to create additional PALs as the staff becomes comfortable with this instructional delivery concept.

A palette of materials links the high school to the historical roots of the community.

The school is wired for Internet access. Each room has computers, phones and televisions.