Granbury High School
Konrad Judd, AIA; Tami O’Neal, RID
The reconstruction of Granbury High School transformed a 40-year-old school into a state-of-the-art educational facility that provides choice-driven environments for students and educators. The design team partnered with faculty, students, parents and the community to rethink the district’s approach to CAPACITY2,500COST PER SQ FT$134.00FEATURED IN2016 Architectural Portfolio delivery. The team explored emerging pedagogies and technologies and how building design and furniture selection would support 21st-century learning.
The design centers on the student, providing spaces that are interesting, engaging and adaptable. Scope included the addition of a ninth-grade wing and a career and technology wing, improvements to fine arts, and the design of an open-concept student union, dining hall and media center where students can gather to collaborate, socialize or study.
The solution creates a uniform aesthetic for a previously disjointed building. The exterior is primarily stone and stays true to the masonry culture of the community. New facades and treatments to existing facades modernize the facility and mimic the style of a collegiate campus.