The new high school replaces Prosser’s original and only existing high school on a new site. It was designed to be a source of pride and a place of gathering for the community which considers their high school to be of great importance in bringing all the people of Prosser together.
The state-of-the art school was designed to fit a complicated sloping site, resulting in a 5-level building with a welcoming main entry and dominating prominence over the existing football field below. Three floors of classrooms organized in a linear arrangement provide opportunity for maximum daylight and views. One wall of each classroom is windows to take advantage of the daylight and use it to reduce lighting energy usage. Shading was accomplished via exterior devices that eliminate solar heat gain on the south, east, and west faces of the building. Operable windows in classrooms provide natural ventilation and contribute to WSSP credits.
Overall site circulation is separated for safety. An additional 249 new parking stalls were added to the existing 274, for a total of 523 parking stalls, with 12 new ADA stalls. A dedicated bus loop can accommodate 12 buses and access only for Staff Parking. There is a separate loop for parent pick-up/drop-off. Student parking is separated from visitor parking and the parent drop off to promote safety and separate circulation during peak times of day.
Education, High Schools