The Windward School was constructed in 1968 as a business college and converted into a private high school in 2003. Subsequently, Windward experienced a student population increase that required it to attempt a large-scale metamorphosis. The school required a modern, safe and inviting complex for the sixth, seventh and eighth grades, and a redesign of the athletic CAPACITY290COST PER SQ FT$220.00FEATURED IN2004 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation and bus dropoff, parking and service areas. The architectural challenge was to use and integrate the existing school structure, most of which had low ceilings and concrete construction.
The project incorporated extensive exterior and interior renovations, including window replacements and new mechanical, ventilation, sprinkler and electrical systems. An impressive front entrance was created to give the school a strong identity.
The result is a 24,000-square-foot addition with new art and science classrooms, a cafeteria, kitchen and gymnasium. The school now includes 30 new classrooms, a library and media center, a teacher training institute (TTI) and an administrative office center that totals more than 60,000 square feet.