Canyon High School

Canyon, Texas

  • FIRM

    Lavin Architects


    Canyon Independent School District

  • AREA

    236,000 sq.ft.





Built as the largest part of a $66 million bond program to improve existing facilities, the new Canyon High School replaced an aging 40-year-old building. Sitting on a hill at the southern edge of town, the new high school makes its mark on the community.

The exterior design and materials, as well as the site, were designed to complement the beauty of the ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,200COST PER SQ FT$119.00FEATURED IN2005 Architectural Portfolio views and nearby canyons. Built to house 800 students initially with expansion up to 1,200, the facility includes an academic building, athletic complex, combination vocational building and fieldhouse, and tennis center.

The academic building is a two-story structure that revolves around an open commons at its center. This facility features an 800-seat auditorium with a balcony and full-fly loft, a second-story library with abundant natural light and more than 50 teaching stations. The athletic complex features a 1,800-seat competition gymnasium that enters at mid-level into a two-story lobby that overlooks the court.

The facility also includes a 350-seat secondary gymnasium, locker rooms for athletic programs and physical-education classes, concessions and ticket sales. Canyon High opened its doors to students in fall 2004.