Communications High School of Monmouth County

Wall Township, New Jersey

Changes in telecommunications and graphic design require innovative programs. At its new Communications High School, the Monmouth County Vocational School District provides specialized programs in graphic arts, broadcast communications and multimedia technologies for students in grades 9 to 12.

To accommodate the Communications High School, the architect redesigned ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY280COST PER SQ FT$155.38FEATURED IN2002 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized existing 20,000-square-foot Wall Vocational School. It has multimedia, digital imaging, printing and networking labs, graphic-arts labs, and classrooms and faculty work areas.

A new 45,000-square-foot addition wraps the existing building with computer and science laboratories, guidance and administrative suites, classrooms, a fitness center and a glass-walled cafeteria. The new broadcast lab includes studio and production spaces equipped with the latest commercial digital-editing equipment.

A modernist architectural vocabulary combining glass, steel and masonry was chosen to reinforce the forward-looking environment characteristic of the communications profession.