West County High School

Chantilly, Virginia

  • FIRM

    Beery, Rio & Associates


    Fairfax County Public Schools

  • AREA

    373,000 sq.ft.





The plan has been developed to provide a safe and creative environment, and to encourage use by the community. The high school is 373,000 square feet, including a two-story media center, state-of-the-art classrooms and a gymnasium. The site will include a football/soccer stadium, running track, baseball and softball fields, tennis courts and several ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY2,600COST PER SQ FT$87.00FEATURED IN1998 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYWork in Progress fields.

The plan concept includes three radial academic wings centered around the two-story media center and connected by concentric corridors. Each wing is occupied by a department and each department has its own technology lab. Classroom arrangements on the first floor include English, social studies, math and special services. Lab spaces are on the second floor including science, technology, art, cosmetology, work and family Studies and business.

The main administrative suite is located at the student entrance, and provides visual monitoring of the front of the school and the bus loop. Guidance is located across the student lobby. The east-to-west axis has a major corridor, which connects the academic with the athletic/performing arts wings.