Norman North High School, Freshman Academy and Learning Commons

Norman, Oklahoma

  • FIRM

    Architects in Partnership


    Norman Public Schools, Board of Education

  • AREA

    49,000 sq.ft.





In an effort to assist students transitioning into high school, Norman North High School wanted to create a place where freshmen could come together and experience a gradual release into high school. In the Freshman Academy, students will feel insulated, not isolated. The large gathering space for students and teachers provides an opportunity to connect ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$100.00FEATURED IN2015 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYWork in Progress upperclassmen. Office space for a dedicated counselor, principal and teachers serves as a home base.

The renovation of the library/media center elevates the use of the space into a 21st-century learning commons that promotes community, production, inquiry and expression. The large transparent wall opening makes it accessible and inviting to all. The new entrance, with an enhanced “wall of technology,” redefines the emphasis on the changing technology in education.