Northview High School

Florissant, Missouri

  • FIRM

    Bond Architects, Inc.

  • CLIENT

    Special School District of St. Louis County

  • AREA

    100,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $29,532,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/2015

Northview High School serves students aged 14 to 21 who have intellectual disabilities, mobility impairments, autism, behavioral disorders, cognitive delays, multi-symptom disorders and emotional disturbances. The school requires specialized learning environments that support each group’s physical, sensory, and educational needs. The curriculum provides students with ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$295.00FEATURED IN2016 Educational Interiors ShowcaseINTERIOR CATEGORYSpecial-Needs Interiors personalized, traditional academic framework mixed with “real world” exposure, in an effort to inspire independence and self-reliance.
Northview effectively marries form and function and offers a vibrant, thoughtful environment designed specifically for the student population. Curved corridor walls were designed for durability and student safety. The use of warm, neutral colors, including tone-on-tone Trespa, reflects a natural and soothing environment.
A circular form in the floor and ceiling patterns at common areas provides visual cues and encourages movement throughout the space. Common gathering spaces promote educational enrichment, personal and group interaction, and life skills training. Given the challenges and sensitivities of the students, the aesthetics of the learning environment — colors, light, and structure — were given special attention.
“We finally have a space where our kids feel important, comfortable and valued,” says Northview Principal Stephanie Valleroy.