Watchung Hills Regional High School Learning Commons

Warren, New Jersey


Watchung Hills Regional High School District


12,800 sq.ft.

Total Cost


Completion Date


Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc. assisted the Watchung Hills Regional High School District in modernizing its media center into a state-of-the-art Learning Commons.
The new space caters to a wide range of learning styles. Flexible furniture and movable walls enable users to customize spaces for teacher-led or self-guided instruction, quiet study, and collaboration. There are large meeting areas, STEM spaces, a podcast room, TV studio, VR Lab, 3D printers, and a tech desk. A café, with grab-and-go food counter, has been integrated into the school’s culinary program.

The Learning Commons was designed to be the heart of the school and a place where students, faculty, community, and education collide. By reimagining what existed, Spiezle created an exciting hub of learning for years to come.

“It was a collaborative effort by all involved with creative financing that resulted in a net-zero impact to taxpayers,” said Timothy Stys, the school district’s business administrator. “Spiezle listened to everything we were trying to achieve in that space and successfully incorporated all aspects of our requirements.”

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Featured in

2021 Educational Interiors Showcase

Interior category

Libraries/Media Centers

Product suppliers specified

Carpet by Interface
Flooring by Interface
Ceramic Tile by Dal-Tile
Door Hardware by Schlage
Door Hardware by Von Duprin
Door Hardware by LCN Closers
Doors by VT Industries
Movable Partitions/Walls by DIRTT
Paint/Wallcoverings by Sherwin-Williams
Plumbing by Sloan Valve
Plumbing by Elkay
Lighting & Accessories by Eureka
Lighting & Accessories by Finelite
Lighting & Accessories by Lithonia Lighting
Emergency Lighting by Isolite
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Edwards Systems Technologies
Library/Media Center Furniture by DIRTT
Library/Media Center Furniture by KI
Library/Media Center Furniture by National Office Furniture
Library/Media Center Furniture by Steelcase
Library/Media Center Furniture by Arcadia
Library/Media Center Furniture by Kimball
Library/Media Center Furniture by HON
Library/Media Center Furniture by Spacesaver
Library/Media Center Furniture by Fleetwood
Library/Media Center Furniture by SitOnIt Seating
Computers by Smart Technologies
Communications Systems by Bogen Communications
Kitchen Equipment by Federal Industries
Kitchen Equipment by Beverage Air
Whiteboards / Markerboards / Chalkboards by Claridge
Signage by iSign
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