The design for Grandview incorporates strategies of Next Generation High Schools re-envisioning teaching and learning in high schools, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and computer science – key areas of learning to prepare students for the 21st Century workforce. The new high school is designed for student security and safety, and to meet the country’s highest standards of energy efficiency.
The 38 acre site is challenging and unique and a complete site evaluation was performed as the topographic relief is extreme. The site is constrained by existing elements to remain including fields for baseball, softball, soccer, and football, as well as a track, stadium, and tennis courts. Preserving these areas, as well as the existing high school during construction, meant locating the new building directly behind the existing building. New practice and soccer fields are being added and existing parking is being reconfigured to accommodate 15 buses and 521 vehicles. Landscaping will include use of indigenous plants as much as possible and the irrigation system will utilize a smart controller to minimize water use.
Education, High Schools