Heritage High School

Lynchburg, Virginia

  • FIRM

    Moseley Architects

  • CLIENT

    Lynchburg City Schools

  • AREA

    266,500 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $64,576,780.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/2016

Design team: Timmons Group (Civil Engineering)

Heritage High School provides an inspiring environment for 21st-century learning. In addition to comprehensive high school curriculum, specialty spaces provide for building and construction trades, cosmetology, IT, culinary arts, as well as fine and performing arts. A 2,200-seat gymnasium with 133-meter ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMDominion Seven ArchitectsCAPACITY1,320COST PER SQ FT$242.00FEATURED IN2018 Architectural Portfolio track, a 600-seat auditorium, a media center with social hub spaces, and science labs support the school’s core classrooms.
Collaboration rooms in each classroom wing offer wired and wireless collaboration stations with a variety of input and display configurations to support evolving learning techniques and strategies. Every instructional space has views to the exterior, which maximizes the amount of natural light in interiors spaces.
The forum area provides a space for staff meetings, accommodates large-format lectures, and serves as a stage for one-act plays. It features a glass wall facing two art studios across an open courtyard. The art studios can access the open space, and the outdoor learning lab is especially attractive to biology and ecology teachers.
Multiple stairwells have alleviated the previous school’s congestion, and the school’s layout enables a single administrator to have an unobstructed view of two hallways and a locker bay.
The school also serves the community in a variety of ways. The gymnasium, media center, forum, and auditorium are available for public use. A portion of the career center is open after hours and on weekends for student and adult career exploration.