Dover High School & Regional Career Technical Center

Dover, New Hampshire


HMFH Architects


Dover School District


92,304 sq.ft.

Total Cost


Completion Date


The vision for Dover High School, as articulated by teachers, students, and community members, was a fully integrated high school and career technical center that facilitates a broad range of educational delivery methods and inspires hands-on learning.

When students and community members enter the school, they arrive at the Town Square, a central commons at the heart of the school that unifies core spaces, including the gym, auditorium, and publicly focused CTE spaces. Career tech programs are fully integrated with academic spaces and purposefully visible, immersing students in a culture of making. Along with classrooms and specialized learning spaces, each academic wing contains a learning commons with social spaces and learning nodes.

Built with durable materials like CMU, concrete and brick that hold up well to heavy use in career tech spaces, the school’s innovative design uses abundant daylight, low-VOC finishes, and colorful graphics that identify CTE programs to overcome the all-too-familiar dreariness of traditional technical schools.
The facility cultivates an equitable experience and provides the resources necessary to power real-world problem solving.

Additional Information

Associated Firm

PC Construction Company, Construction Manager; Nobis Engineering, Civil; Garcia, Galuska, DeSousa Consulting Engineers, MEP; Foley Buhl Roberts & Associates, Structural; Halvorson | Tighe & Bond, Landscape Architect

Cost per Sq Ft



Bronze Citation

Featured in

2021 Educational Interiors Showcase

Interior category

Vocational/Industrial Arts Areas

Product suppliers specified

Carpet by Shaw
Flooring by Forbo Flooring Systems
Physical-Education Flooring by Connor Sport Court
Ceilings by Rockfon
Ceramic Tile by Dal-Tile
Doors by Special-Lite
Insulation by Rockfon
Brick/Masonry by Genest Concrete Works
Door Hardware by Accuride International
Paint/Wallcoverings by Sherwin-Williams
Plumbing by Kohler
Roofing by Sarnafil
Skylights by Bristolite
Lighting & Accessories by Dual-Lite
Lighting & Accessories by Hubbell Lighting
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