North Forney High School

Forney, Texas

  • FIRM

    WRA Architects

  • CLIENT

    Forney Independent School District

  • AREA

    370,838 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $66,435,432.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    7/2009

North Forney High School is Forney Independent School District’s second high school, and is designed for 2,000 students. The building was designed as two separate buildings, an academic building and an activity building, connected by side bridges and a central courtyard.

The academic building is a compact three-story ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY2,000COST PER SQ FT$179.15FEATURED IN2010 Architectural Portfolio housing all the classrooms, administration office and the library. Aesthetically, the academic building reflects the traditional 1922 architecture of the district’s first high school.

The activity building is more contemporary and houses performing arts, an 800-seat auditorium, athletics, food service and cafeteria, and many vocational programs. The cafeteria between the athletics and auditorium provides overflow lobby space or a banquet area for community and school functions.

The courtyard provides connection, natural light, an informal side entrance, security and overflow lobby space adjacent to the library, athletics and performing arts.

Designed as a sustainable building, the high school has proper solar orientation for this region, a minimized footprint, highly reflective roof, and efficient electrical and mechanical systems.