Hillgrove High School

Powder Springs, Georgia

Designed from an award-winning prototype, this state-of-the-art, 323,000-square-foot Cobb County high school was designed to meet the growing needs of the district. The two-story floor plan emphasizes the range of curriculum opportunities, and establishes logical areas for efficient use of support and staff resources.

The “Main Street” corridors that run the length ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,962COST PER SQ FT$100.36FEATURED IN2008 Architectural Portfolio the school on both floors, along with the indoor and outdoor student common areas and central courtyard, create an exciting environment for learning within the context of building a community. Specialized spaces and equipment have been included in the building to support the school’s career technology programs, such as culinary arts, graphic communications, broadcast and video production, and healthcare-science technology.

The building structure is a lightweight steel frame with a composite elevated floor slab. The combination of brick veneer over concrete masonry, and an exterior insulation and finish system provide an easily maintained, durable exterior. The majority of the building is heated and cooled with water-source heat pumps, and rooftop units provide flexibility for spaces used after school hours.