Ben Davis High School

Indianapolis, Indiana

Ben Davis High School, built in 1965, has undergone four renovations. The most recent work added new space, brought continuity to existing areas and integrated technology into every aspect of the school environment.

These efforts transformed the original architecture in several ways, resulting in more efficient learning environments, a safer and more secure campus, ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY2,500COST PER SQ FT$108.97FEATURED IN2003 Architectural Portfolio technology integration, and a school ready to handle growth. The design also reflects the personality of the community.

A new multipurpose area, with four basketball courts, a running track, a performing-arts complex that seats 1,500 in two theaters, an interactive media center and an Olympic-sized pool, were added to augment educational opportunities.

The career center, which serves 10 area high schools, was renovated and expanded to provide more vocational offerings, such as automotive repair, cosmetology, commercial food service and aviation mechanics.

The entire campus also was reorganized to separate student traffic from staff visitors and buses.