Skyline High School

Mesa, Arizona

  • FIRM



    Mesa Unified School District No. 4

  • AREA

    319,000 sq.ft.





The project called for a school organized by subject in a flexible design that incorporated the surrounding environment. The district and the architect agreed that a circular campus format was the best choice.

Taking a counterclockwise tour of the individual buildings, the main entrance serves as the Administration and Media Center Building. Next are the English and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$80.15FEATURED IN2000 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYAuditoriums/Music Rooms Building; the Vocational/Technical Building; the Math, Science and Foreign Language Building; the Physical Education Building; and finally the Fine Arts/Auditorium Building.

The most distinctive design element of Skyline High School lies in the 650-seat auditorium in the Fine Arts Building. It is flanked by two 250-seat tiered lecture rooms, and a series of motorized wall panels easily retract to convert the lecture rooms into expanded seating for the auditorium.

The school’s circular pattern creates a spacious courtyard that encompasses an outdoor amphitheater, as well as a freestanding 250-seat indoor lecture hall.

Photographer: ©Tom Eglin