This new high school opened in the spring of 2009. It is a uniquely designed building which provides a modern learning environment within each instructional unit. The building shape follows the contours of the site to minimize grading, and is strategically placed to take advantage of northern light.
The school is also used for community functions and was designed with that in mind. With a large spectator gymnasium, a large entry and cafeteria adjacent for use as an atrium and meeting hall, the school is a valuable asset to the community.
This new 74,000 square foot building opened in 2010. It is a one-story elementary school for 580 students. The forward-thinking design utilizes daylight harvesting to enable the school to conserve energy and help improve quality of interior environment.
The space requirements include a physical education facility, media center, kitchen/cafeteria, administration area, art and music suites, computer and special education classrooms, and pre-K classrooms. New, modern furnishings were specified to enhance the overall environment and provide adaptability within the classrooms. Photography was used as a method of way-finding tool throughout the school.
This project is multi‐faceted in that it includes renovations and additions as well as combining lower and upper campuses to create one main K‐12 campus. The building program included renovations, modifications, and additions to the existing 6‐12 school as well as a new wing for K‐5 grades. In order to accommodate the increase in students, a new cafeteria and media center building was also added. New ceilings and lighting were added for all existing classrooms. Daylighting technology was utilized in the new Cafeteria and Media Center with the use of daylight roof monitors which provide filtered light into main spaces to reduce the amount of electric lighting needed, in turn reducing the cooling loads.