This high school is situated on a 12-acre urban site and houses an 800-seat auditorium, a 2,000-seat competition gym, a weight fitness area and a six-lane natatorium. The school features controlled natural light in all instructional spaces and includes full instructional technology opportunities.
A circular clerestory emphasizes the building’s main entrance. The CAPACITY600COST PER SQ FT$129.00FEATURED IN2003 Architectural Portfolio windows at the academic wing and the media center, as well as the translucent panels at the classrooms, are intended to glow softly at night.
The building is designed to unify the student’s mind (academics), body (athletics), and spirit (performing arts). These aspects are brought together in the commons area, which serves as an informal gathering place and dining area.
Most of the existing school was removed to complete the site development. The existing gymnasium was retained and has been converted to an aquatic center. The school also serves the community; the athletic and performing-arts areas allow for community use after school hours.