Case Studies--High Schools

Title Abstract Publication Date
11th Annual Showcase of Outstanding Design and Architecture in Education. Recognizes 32 outstanding new and renovated K-12 and higher education facilities. Each entry contains photographs, a text description, and summarized project data. Architect and manufacturer indices... 05/31/2010
2004 Architectural Portfolio: High Schools. Presents 41 high school projects recognized in this competition. Project information and photographs are included. 10/31/2004
2005 Architectural Portfolio: High Schools. Presents 39 high school projects cited in this competition. Selection was based on security, innovation, cost-effectiveness, timelessness, community use, functionality, and sense of place. Project... 10/31/2005
2006 Architectural Portfolio: High Schools. Profiles 25 outstanding high school facilities selected for their innovation, image, function, flexibility, maintainability, sustainability, security, community use, balance of aesthetics and... 10/31/2006
2006 Notable Projects: Schools. Case studies, including project description, project team, and photographs, of the following schools: Perspectives Charter School, Chicago, IL, Perkins+Will; Perth Amboy High School, Perth Amboy, NJ... 12/31/2005
2007 Architectural Portfolio: High Schools. Profiles 32 outstanding new high school facilities selected for their innovation, sustainability, security, aesthetics, and life-cycle costs. Project information and photographs are included. (The... 10/31/2007
2007 Architectural Portfolio: Main Winners. Profiles the two main winners in this competition, Corvallis High School and The Kaleidoscope Center for the Performing Arts at Pennsylvania's Ursinus College. These projects were selected for... 10/31/2007
2009 Impact on Learning Awards. Profiles eight schools cited in this annual awards program. The schools were selected according to their reflection of the challenge presented, functionality, flexibility and convertability,... 07/31/2009
A Balancing Act. Describes the design of the South Fayette Township High School outside Pittsburgh, the centerpiece of the area's 100-acre K-12 and community educational campus. The building strives to provide a... 05/31/2003
A Blessing in Disquise? When a tornado destroyed adjoining gymnasia at the De Soto, Missouri, junior and senior high schools, the district was able to pass a previously rejected bond issue. The rebuilt, expanded and... 03/31/2004
A Blueprint for Change. A Learner-Focused Curriculum Drove the Design of Minnesota's Chaska High School The state-of-the-art Chaska High School in Minnesota has an environment that epitomizes learner-focused, self-directed, technologically advanced learning. It focuses on the house or school-within-a-... 01/31/1998
A Brave New Campus--Marysville Getchell High School Campus 2011 MacConnell Award Winner. Extensive case study of award winning high school outside Seattle, Washington that redefines high school education. Discusses communities of learners, taking chances, starting with the learner, being... 11/30/2011
A Community Campus. Profiles the Lawrence, Massachusetts, high school, built under controversy and consisting of six separate thematic schools organized thematically, rather than by grade. 12/31/2007
A Green Dream for Napa Valley School. Documents use of CHPS Criteria in the extensive planning process in Napa Valley's American Canyon High School, which was the first project recognized under the CHPS Verified program. Close... 12/31/2007
A High School for the 21st Century [Videotape] A 10-minute videotape digitally describes a North Carolina prototype high school designed to serve as a model for the 21st century schools. Design emphasis is placed on providing an educationally... 12/31/1997
A Learning Community. Profiles the The Denver School of Science & Technology, a charter school with open and flexible spaces that accommodate collaborative learning, team teaching, and small learning communities . The... 12/31/2006
A Meeting Place to Learn in Rural Iceland. Narrates the design process which produced a new upper school (ages 16-20) in rural Snaefellsnes, Iceland. A workshop involving all stakeholders and architects created a flexible, open plan, where... 01/31/2004
A Modern Facility for Modern Learning. Profiles the renovation of Riverside, Illinois' 1917 Riverside Brookfield high School. The phasing, cost breakdown, partial demolition, and more energy efficient outcome are addressed. 01/31/2010
A New High School, Natrona County School District, Natrona County, Wyoming. Presents the design of this new high school, which abandons halls in favor of a central courtyard populated with diverse in between spaces for gathering or independent research. 12/31/2006
A Resonant Ensemble. Profiles the renovation of and addition to Dallas's Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts. The restored 1922 high school was enlarged with modern suites that... 12/31/2008
A School Building That Is More Than the Sum of its Prefabricated Parts Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates design for the addition of an upper school to the Salisbury School in Maryland involved three separate structures: the central dome, the classroom wing, and the... 01/31/1998
A School That Works. Alpha High School in urban Gresham (Oregon) houses a school-to-work program and was designed, with student involvement, as a business. Movable walls and cabinetry provide the flexibility to... 06/30/2001
A Second Chance School in Hungary. Profiles the informal, flexible environment of Budapest's Belvarosi Tanoda, a school for students from difficult backgrounds who have typically dropped out of traditional schools. 12/31/2007
A Study of the Architecture and Curriculum of Virginia High Schools. Provides a written and pictorial history of the architectural and curricular features of Virginia high schools. 284 high school buildings which best represented an architectural period, beginning... 03/31/1995
A.E. Stevenson High School. Describes this new atrium entrance to an existing Lincolnshire, Illionois, high school. The new atrium unites five floor levels, and houses a student union with meeting spaces, bookstore, and credit... 11/30/2005