Replacement High School | Learning academies | Science Labs |Library | Gymnasium | Art Labs | Auditorium | Cafeteria | Music Studio | Band Studio | TV Studio | Digital Media Studio
2 story | 272,000 SF | $43M | Phoenix | 2008
The redevelopment of Arcadia High School, Scottsdale Unified School District, was a 3 year phased project in a tight land-locked urban environment that was to be built while school was in session. The vision for the design of the school was to respect the history (citrus neighborhood), character, culture and scale of the place while being transformed into a 21st century learning environment. The design concept was informed by the idea of a donut with a large interior courtyard that could be viewed from any part of the school. The basic building form, material, color and landscape pallet tied back to the historical context while creating smaller learning communities within the larger campus fabric. Project completed while at Orcutt | Winslow.