Designs for high performance high schools
High school is the last stop in a student’s educational journey before transitioning to a career or continuing education. Preparing students for this transition requires a thoughtfully designed learning environment that provides opportunities for exploration, collaboration, and skill-building.
Our team works to understand the school and community context and history. We thoroughly study the program and curriculum, and we often spend a day in the life of a high schooler to get a fresh perspective of the student experience.
After this research and knowledge phase, we then begin to craft high school design solutions that respond to the needs of the neighborhood and enhance the end user experience—for students, teachers, administrators, community members, and beyond.
Throughout the process, we’re always looking for new ways to build users’ pride, define clear boundaries that increase occupants’ sense of ownership and safety, and prepare students with the skills they need.
Stantec and project partners deliver six schools in 2.5 years for Prince George’s County Public Schools in MarylandRead More
Stantec designing Centre of Excellence in Early Learning for North Island CollegeRead More
New Stantec-designed middle school addresses growing community in Loudoun CountyRead More
Northeast Community Propel Academy opens its doors for 1,600 Philadelphia studentsRead More
Ben Franklin High School & The Science Leadership AcademyIn the 1960s, a six-story high school was built in urban Philadelphia to accommodate 1,200 students. With enrollment falling to 500 students in recent years, the School District of Philadelphia saw a unique opportunity to improve the facility’s efficiency while providing updated learning environments: they co-located the City Magnate School and the Science Leadership Academy with Ben Franklin High School. Read More
Meridian High SchoolHow do you construct a new high school within the constraints of a 28-acre site? A site that already includes an occupied high school and middle school, athletic venues and practice fields, community resources, and 10 acres designated for future development? You design up, instead of out. Read More
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