Carbondale Community High School

Carbondale, Illinois

  • FIRM

    OWP/P Architects


    Carbondale Community High School

  • AREA

    160,000 sq.ft.





The new high school links to an existing high school, which was formerly the freshman campus. Anticipating planned expansion, providing effective access for community use and creating a dynamic environment infused by natural light drove the plan. The new auditorium, learning center and cafeteria are situated at a new main entrance at the juncture of the existing and new ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCO FIRMWhite & Borgognoni Architects, PCCAPACITY1,500COST PER SQ FT$115.00FEATURED IN2003 Architectural Portfolio spines, enabling secure and accessible use by high school and community members.

Creativity and community participation distinguished this project:

-The city and school district, business community, park district and government collaborated to pass a sales-tax increase to help pay for construction.

-A variety of public and not-for-profit service providers participated in programming to ensure that the school could accommodate some or all of their activities, thereby providing value to all constituencies throughout the community.