Parker High School

Howell, Michigan

  • FIRM

    French Associates

  • CLIENT

    Howell Public Schools

  • AREA

    294,964 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $58,732,298.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/2007

Parker High School is designed for extended use, with self-contained learning areas, individual academies and common areas operating during the evening, a media center open during weekend hours, and business partnerships keeping a schedule independent of the school.

Students at Parker can maintain unique schedules, and a student commons provides space for studying, ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCO FIRMPerkins+Will CAPACITY1,600COST PER SQ FT$199.12FEATURED IN2008 Architectural Portfolio and waiting between classes. The commons also houses a fully functioning black-box stage. The loft is complete with comfortable seating and network connections. The administrative offices, media center, staff-less school store and athletic complex are accessible from the commons. The media center, accessible from all zones, enables resources to be used during extended hours. Academic areas around the perimeter of the media center are available for students and teachers to use as a support space for lessons. Six learning academies accommodate the individual learning styles of each student, a benchmark of the innovative philosophy championed by district leadership.

Parker’s athletic fieldhouse provides two gymnasiums, a natatorium, weightrooms, stadium with grandstand, running track, football/soccer field, ball fields, tennis courts and additional practice fields.