The additions and renovations to North High School represented the first major physical-education, athletic and community-use improvements to the school since its construction in the early 1960s.
The building received a new four-station, 2,800-spectator fieldhouse, new cafeteria/commons with elevated performance platform, concession space, school store, serving CAPACITY1,500COST PER SQ FT$127.95FEATURED IN2007 Architectural Portfolio and servery area, and off-season coaches’ offices. The existing cafeteria was renovated into weight/cardio/aerobic rooms. Four new locker rooms were added—two team locker rooms and two that serve as community locker rooms.
For years, all visitors to the school entered through a series of doors tucked away in a recessed portion of the building. The new cafeteria space, while providing the school a dynamic informal educational and gathering space, also provides an identifiable “front door.”
An emphasis on student and community health was a major component of this addition, which included a 160-meter indoor running/walking track, 7,500-square-foot community gymnasium, and 10,000-square-foot weight and cardio room with community-specific locker rooms.