The Eastport/South Manor Junior/Senior High School was designed to accommodate a variety of teaching approaches for its 2,200 students in grades 7 to 12. The program core academic components are arranged in subgroups and set into smaller connected buildings to create an approachable scale to the building. In this way, academic villages have been created that are CAPACITY2,200COST PER SQ FT$212.50FEATURED IN2004 Architectural Portfolio to each other and to other vital program areas by a “main street.”
The building is designed with a structural-steel frame, masonry cavity walls and aluminum windows. Exterior walls incorporate brick veneer, split-face and smooth cast concrete masonry, with cast-stone courses in a banded arrangement. Tuscan-style columns, an articulated aluminum cornice, and a steeply pitched metal roof complement and reinforce the classical design. The interior materials include decorative columns with brick bases, scored concrete masonry, fabric-wrapped acoustical panels, glass-block wall accents and acoustical tile ceilings.
Heating and cooling is provided by a fan-powered, variable-air-volume system with hot-water heat and chilled-water cooling for increased flexibility and user comfort.