The design of Palmetto Ridge High School focuses on situating each functional educational group within its own learning environment. The school board’s desire to avoid duplicating resources and concentrate efforts on maximizing the efficient use of educational resources and personnel was captured in this design.
The majority of the classrooms and laboratories are CAPACITY1,995COST PER SQ FT$136.34FEATURED IN2005 Architectural Portfolio within three academic wings: one two-story and two one-story buildings. Each classroom is equipped with technology that enhances the learning environment. Five additional buildings complete the main campus layout, tied together by a continuous arcade and canopy system that opens onto a large courtyard. This courtyard is the focal point of the school and provides a secure, yet visually permeable space ideal for learning and socialization.
Palmetto Ridge’s aesthetic design achieves a unique identity through the application of Spanish-Mediterranean imagery in keeping with the surrounding vernacular. Arches, brackets, textures and color inherent to this style combine to further enhance the Mediterranean motif.