Plymouth High School

Canton, Michigan

  • FIRM

    French Associates


    Plymouth-Canton Community Schools

  • AREA

    320,000 sq.ft.





The Plymouth-Canton Community School District acquired and created a 300-acre educational park in the center of the district.

Two high schools had been built on the site when the architect was hired to provide planning, bond support and design for a third high school. This latest addition offers extensive athletic facilities and fine arts for use by all three ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$134.51FEATURED IN2003 Educational Interiors2003 Architectural PortfolioINTERIOR CATEGORYPhysical-Education Facilities/Recreation Centers schools.

Extensive sitework was done to accommodate the athletic programs. Plymouth High School offers a fully equipped strength-training facility, wrestling room and gymnasium with raised running track. By situating all three high schools on the educational park campus, the students are able to share the use of the various specialized facilities offered within the site.

The new school incorporates six houses of eight classrooms, central media center, specialty classrooms and support spaces for 1,800 students. In the middle of the school is a “student union,” which is a multifunctional area housing dining, large-group instruction, a meeting area and a student store.