Norman High School, Freshman and Career Academies
MA+ Architecture was tasked with designing a renovation and addition for Norman High School that incorporates natural light, security and flexible learning while embodying school and community pride. In addition the design needed to incorporate Norman Public Schools’ educational mission: to prepare students for a “college and career experience” and to prepare them as they COST PER SQ FT$157.00FEATURED IN2016 Educational Interiors ShowcaseINTERIOR CATEGORYInterior Work in Progress high school in the “Freshman Academy.”
The center of the renovated school is an area known as The Tiger Den. This flexible learning environment creates an area for students to relax, study and dine.
The new Learning Commons will create numerous 21st-century learning environments with “think tank” breakout areas, high-tech classrooms and a technology bar where students assist one another in the maintenance and repair of their electronic devices.
Technology is being incorporated seamlessly throughout the facility as the district establishes a “one-to-one” electronic device initiative. New landscaped courtyards were designed with outdoor learning in mind and include areas for studying, socializing and dining.
The project will be completed in June 2017.