Reorganized around a substantial but underutilized courtyard that was reimagined as the heart of the school community, program elements are arranged so that every aspect of the student experience touches and returns to the heart throughout the day.
This comprehensive modernization and expansion of a bland and aging 1960s building knits the school more closely to its community and transforms it into a civic landmark and welcoming learning environment. The impressively scaled and simple volume of the new Library addition anchors a collage of new forms that assert a civic presence in the community, and provide the backdrop to a new landscape amphitheater in the front yard.
Major additions are arranged to clarify the building’s organization, to be readily understood as a completed whole and easily navigated. The low-slung two-story structure is reorganized around a substantial but underutilized courtyard that was reimagined as the heart of the school community.