Indian Land High School

Lancaster, South Carolina


Lancaster County School District


311,432 sq.ft.

Total Cost


Completion Date


Design team
Bill Laughlin (Managing Principal); Garian Baker (Project Designer); Barbara Boykin, Eric Garcia (Architects); Justin Carlson (Mechanical Engineer); William Cary (Electrical Engineer); Robert Jones (Electrical Designer); Michael Caudle (Structural Designer); Steven Cooke (Structural Engineer); Ronald Crouch (RediCheck/Quality Control Reviewer); Nzinga Hawkins (Construction Contract Administrator)

Nestled in one of the fastest-growing regions of the Charlotte Metro area, Indian Land High School combines innovative architecture with future-focused education. Accommodating 2,000 students, the two-story facility offers a vibrant atmosphere that encourages students’ enthusiasm for learning and brings to life a comprehensive, standards-based curriculum.

The expansive commons area welcomes students and visitors, leading them past the double-height administration suite, auditorium entrance, and dining area. This path is accentuated by the circular media center that hovers above.

Dynamic, multiuse spaces encourage students’ overall development. The Career and Technology Building is an incubator for the next generation of professionals, hosting courses in automotive technology, agriculture science, JROTC, and vocational life skills. The school also offers expansive areas for arts and athletics, including a 1,000-seat auditorium and a 2,000-seat gymnasium.

An enclosed courtyard provides a secure environment for learning, dining, and socializing while also funneling natural light into the building. Sustainable features throughout the design enabled the school to achieve LEED Silver certification.

Additional Information

Associated Firm

Cleveland Construction; KLG Jones; Foodesign Associates; Thorburn Associates; Campco Engineering



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