Each school has its own classrooms, art and science rooms, and administrative offices, and shares the gym, library, music room, and cafeteria. The school entrance faces onto a landscaped plaza. The cafeteria opens onto playing fields. The massing of the building is fragmented, expressing the individuality of the two high schools and defining the entry plaza. The five-story mass houses the two schools while the gym and the auditorium are independent of this main school block. The placement of the lower-scaled gym and auditorium between the main building and the adjacent Monroe High School reinforces the idea of a school campus and defines the entrance plaza. Patterns of multi colored bricks establish the school identity and link it to other campus buildings.
145,800 gross square feet