Administrators and architects collaborated on curriculum-delivery concepts and development of a program for a new comprehensive high school.
At on-site conceptual design sessions, staff, teachers, students, parents, consultants and construction professionals gave input.
-The school was designed to be aesthetically compatible with high-tech COST PER SQ FT$118.59FEATURED IN2005 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas neighbors.
-Courtyards, vistas and natural light brought the outdoors inside the building.
-A vibrant main street evokes school pride.
-Clear sightlines in corridors provide added safety features.
-Interior courtyards provide secure learning environments.
-Natural light is provided in 90 percent of the teaching spaces.
-The new facility has a highly developed science department, as well as a 1,000-seat auditorium, black-box theater and sophisticated fine-arts department.
-Band uniform storage doubles as acoustical absorption.
-The media center and computer labs are easily accessible from classrooms.
-Placing assistant principals and counselors in classroom wings enhances student relations and safety.
-It is environmentally friendly on a conservative budget.
-Select fill processed on-site reduced construction costs and truck emissions.
-Ten ground-floor levels accommodate topography.
-Stormwater detention ponds provide for future irrigation.