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


I needed an architect who would listen to new ideas in education and incorporate those ideas in the building design. QKA quickly became the perfect firm for the task. Jeff Harding, Former Principal, Windsor High School