Weatherford High School

Weatherford, Texas

  • FIRM

    VLK Architects

  • CLIENT

    Weatherford Independent School District

  • AREA

    349,833 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $43,846,160.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    12/2002

Weatherford High School serves grades 10 to 12 and accommodates 1,800 students. It is master-planned to accommodate 2,400 students. The 65-acre sloping site allowed a split-level design that uses brick, contrasting split-face concrete masonry and cast stone. The standing-seam metal roof identifies major entrances and covers the vaulted clerestory spaces that punctuate ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,800COST PER SQ FT$125.33FEATURED IN2003 Architectural Portfolio circulation areas, establishing a character sympathetic to the area’s architectural vernacular.

The academic house teaching concept used by the district is represented by three individual, two-story wing houses, which provide a self-contained teaching environment for core classes. The house concept allows students to interface with a smaller group of people during their tenure in high school, providing for closer relationships among students and teachers.

The 2,000-seat auditorium is a multiuse instructional facility that fills the district’s educational need for the performing arts, and serves the community by supporting instrumental and vocal productions. The auditorium is situated in the heart of the campus and serves as a catalyst for the artistic nurturing of students and the surrounding community.