St. Albans High School

St. Albans, West Virginia

  • FIRM

    ZMM Architects & Engineers


    Kanawha County Board of Education

  • AREA

    172,596 sq.ft.





The project scope was to renovate the existing high school and add space to accommodate the ninth grade. The existing space adjacencies needed to be revised to create new classrooms and student spaces that were functional and flexible for future curriculum changes.

The construction timeframe was reduced and significant design opportunities became available by moving ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,050COST PER SQ FT$127.46FEATURED IN2004 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation students to another location for the construction period. About 45 percent of the existing building was removed, the remaining parts of the building were renovated, and an additional 68 percent of new construction was added.

The entrance is a visual focal point of the school, creating a natural flow through the commons/dining area and onto the outside dining plaza. These core facilities are designed for community use, and to serve as a connecting hub between the quiet academic areas and the new music and art spaces, expanded auditorium and two gymnasiums. The new media center, along with the new science classrooms and computer labs, are designed to be flexible, and meet new and emerging technologies.