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Blacksburg High School

Bringing the house down

  • 300K

    Square Feet

  • 58


  • 1400


  • Blacksburg, Virginia

    Blacksburg, Virginia

Quickly building a school from the ground up without sacrificing quality

Enough snow to destroy a building. The original 1952-built Blacksburg High School was condemned when the gymnasium roof suddenly collapsed under the weight of snow. School officials were scrambling. How do you find enough space for over a thousand students? With people all over the county inconvenienced by the shuffle, speed became the mantra.

How quickly can a new high school be designed and built from the ground up without sacrificing quality?

Montgomery County Public Schools put a 24-month clock on the project, and in that time, we worked with them to deliver a brand new Blacksburg High School. The new facility has a large auditorium, competition gymnasium, community rooms, and track fields. Public areas are separated from the academic wing to allow for after-hours use.

Built to three stories, it takes up a relatively compact space for such a large school. And it was designed tough. Can’t have the roof falling in again—at least not for another sixty years. 

At a Glance

Meet Our Team

Bill Bradley, Principal, Buildings

What’s exciting is discovering the opportunities that lie hidden at the intersection of education and architecture. Possibilities abound!

Matthew Kavanaugh, Associate, Senior Project Architect

I enjoy designing high performing green schools, where each project can improve the learning environments of children and their communities.
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Bill  Bradley

Principal, Buildings

Matthew Kavanaugh

Associate, Senior Project Architect

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