Brimfield desired a school that would meet the needs of the future while at the same time serve as a contextual anchor in the community. The attention to the brick and stone detail on the south façade and the formal rhythm of the columns in the main entry corridor create a strong sense of place at the new high school. Functional clarity, in addition to a CAPACITY300COST PER SQ FT$174.00FEATURED IN2014 Architectural Portfolio aesthetic, was a critical component of the planning process. The main entry corridor becomes the line between the quieter learning spaces and the louder active spaces allowing for efficient day-to-day operations. In addition to this functional separation, the main entry corridor becomes a connection point between the two zones of the building, including a monumental stair serving both levels of the building.
The new high school accommodates 250-300 students, with future expansion of core spaces to serve 350-400 students. It effectively doubled the size of the former high school, and includes classrooms, labs, a greenhouse, music rooms, a gym, stage, commons and a library.