South Hagerstown High School

Hagerstown, Maryland

  • FIRM

    BMK Architects


    Washington County Board of Education

  • AREA

    163,959 sq.ft.





South Hagerstown High School was built in 1957 using a campus-style arrangement with eight separate buildings for 1,200 students. For the renovation, the architect was asked to consolidate the buildings into a single unit and add classroom spaces, a media center, up-to-date accessibility and HVAC systems.

The renovation scheme added connecting links between ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$119.54FEATURED IN2003 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation A, B and C with new toilets and HVAC lofts. This allowed the existing toilets and HVAC system to be kept in service until the new areas were ready. A new “main street” corridor was added through the campus to expand circulation spaces and to allow the cafeteria and guidance suites to expand into former corridor space. This corridor also allowed the separation of bus and car traffic by creating a new bus entrance to the rear. The cafeteria serving area was replaced with a food court-style serving area.

The original steel, single-glazed curtainwall was replaced with a modern aluminum curtainwall system that preserves the original glazing while controlling solar radiation.