An old facility in Bulloch County, Ga., provided an ideal backdrop while simultaneously adding logistical difficulty, as Statesboro High School was literally constructed "around" the footprint of the existing building that was still in use.
The stately main entry is created by rich brick detailing and a Doric portico CAPACITY2,000COST PER SQ FT$132.10FEATURED IN2010 Architectural Portfolio colossal columns with monumental bases. This is continued throughout the exterior facade, culminating with the classical balustrade of the auto court. An outdoor loggia off the cafeteria yields additional seating and an exceptional vantage point of the athletic fields and stadium.
The grand interior staircase is accentuated with neoclassical round windows at the landing. The corridor directly adjacent fashions the perfect gallery for displaying student artwork and terminates with access to another stairwell.
The exterior brickwork is mirrored in the dramatic 1,200-seat auditorium with a complementary dark stained wood finish adding richness and textural diversity to the upper portion. The curvature of the stage is echoed in the back by placement of wood columns upon bowed brick half-walls highlighted with entablature lighting.