This new high school provides a regional center for two towns that share no common border. The entry plaza becomes a “town square” and gathers academic, arts and athletic pavilions around it. Each is an identifiable structure that serves the community as well as the school.
The academic pavilion is organized into a series of learning suites rather than traditional CAPACITY800COST PER SQ FT$123.00FEATURED IN2002 Architectural Portfolio of classrooms. Each suite allows multiple combinations of small- and large-group instruction, project work and conferencing. Technology education, business, nursing, child development and food-service areas are near the suites to promote greater collaboration between disciplines. Hallways with windows to the outside admit abundant daylight and allow students a variety of views during the day. Teacher centers and administrative offices can be found throughout the school to allow for easy interaction among adults and students. Extremely steep topography required large stairs that have been kept open to promote community building and easy supervision.
All areas have access to the wireless network and are designed to support an interactive, hands-on approach to learning.