Windsor High School

Windsor High School

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In association with Dev Architects | San Francisco, CA

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 as the first civic symbol for the new town. The front façade with a formal curved driveway has a grand arched entryway into a central tree-lined quad.  The five classroom clusters and three academies support the school’s core focus areas. The clusters and academies arrangement around courtyards create a sense of community for these students and teachers. 


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