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Holland New Tech High School

Description

In a public school district with a vision to move educational practice into the future, the initial innovative and inspiring spark came in the form of Holland New Tech High School. Working with the administration, board of education and community business leaders, the charge for the design was to revive an outdated and crumbling elementary school into a high tech, innovative instrument for 21st century learning and project based learning that would serve as catalyst for pedagogical change in the remainder of the school district. In order to accomplish this within budget, the aesthetic theme was “using common materials in an uncommon way.” Removing ceilings, bearing walls between classrooms and changing corridor walls from solid to transparent, created large, highly flexible volumes of space that showcase learning, replicate real world business atmospheres and push the boundaries of traditional definitions of learning environments.

Details

Awards

  • American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase Citation Winner 2012
  • American School & University Architectural Portfolio Renovation/Modernization Citation 2012

Size

46,400 SF Renovation

Status

Phase I Completed Aug. 2010 / Phase II Completed Oct. 2011