Community High School

Nevada, Texas


Community Independent School District


200,000 sq.ft.

Total Cost


Completion Date


Design Team
Jeffrey C Miller, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP (Principal-in-Charge); Derrick York, AIA, LEED AP (Project Manager); Sal Scaminaci (Project Coordinator)

The new high school consists of three east-west oriented wings: a two-story academic wing, a fine arts and food service wing, and an athletic wing. The three wings are connected by a “main street” corridor through the center. The building orientation plays an important role in energy efficiency, reducing utility costs. Outdoor spaces between wings are secure learning areas for students and faculty. The academic wing features the main entrance, administration, and academic classrooms arranged in small learning communities. The fine arts wing houses an 800-seat auditorium, band, choir, drama, dance and art teaching areas. The east end of the wing is the location of the cafeteria and food preparation areas. The athletic wing has competition and auxiliary gymnasiums, locker rooms and associated support spaces. Along with the outdoor learning courtyards, site amenities include parking and a paved area for the marching band. A major design goal for the project was to optimize four areas: energy efficiency, future expansion in multiple directions, expanding CTE curriculum, and the district’s Next Generation learning methods.

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Carpet by Milliken
Flooring by Armstrong World Industries
Physical-Education Flooring by Mondo USA
Brick/Masonry by Acme Brick
Ceilings by USG
Ceramic Tile by American Olean
Ceramic Tile by Dal-Tile
Ceramic Tile by Interceramic
Door Hardware by Schlage
Door Hardware by Von Duprin
Door Hardware by LCN Closers
Doors by VT Industries
Elevators by ThyssenKrupp Access
Movable Partitions/Walls by Won Door
Paint/Wallcoverings by PPG Industries
Roofing by Johns Manville
Windows by Guardian
Roofing by Berridge
Cabinets by Wilsonart
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