Windsor High School

Windsor High School

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New High School Campus

Windsor Unified School District
Windsor, Calif.

  • Completion Date: October 2000
  • Square Footage: 109,017 (New Construction)
  • Final Construction Cost: $26.1M

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, Leroy F. Greene Design + Planning Award | Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) & American Institute of Architects/California Council (AIACC)
  • 2000 Honor Award | Concrete Masonry Institute Design Awards & AIA California Council (AIACC)


  • High School
  • New Construction
  • New Campus
  • Classrooms
  • Administration
  • Library
  • Theater
  • Culinary Arts
  • Fine Art
  • Music Room
  • Gymnasium
  • Weight Room
  • Multipurpose Room
  • Modular


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