New High School Campus
Windsor Unified School District | Windsor, CA
1,600 students | 160,200 sf
As the first high school for this new community, the school was designed to be a focal point and a civic symbol for the town. The front façade, with a formal curved driveway has a grand arched entryway leading to a central, tree-lined quad. Five classroom clusters and three academies support the school’s core focus areas. These are arranged around courtyards to create a sense of community for students and teachers. The main building includes administrative offices, the library/media center and a state of the art theater with public lobby and backstage facilities. It is flanked by two wings which house the Applied Technology and Culinary/Fine Arts clusters. Also included are two gymnasiums, a multi-use room and an agriculture center.
2000 Honor Award | Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) + American Institute of Architects/California Council (AIACC)
2000 Honor Award | American Institute of Architects/California Council (AIACC) + Concrete Masonry Institute
Core + Academy Classroom Clusters | 300 Seat Theater | Two-Story Library + Counseling Center | Two Gymnasiums | Culinary Arts | Agriculture Academy
As the founding Principal of this school, I needed an architect who would listen to my new ideas in education and incorporate those ideas in building design…QKA became the perfect firm for the task.Jeff Harding, former Principal