Winter Park 9th Grade Center
The original building on campus was constructed in 1927 as Winter Park High School. Expanded in the 1950s and 60s, the school is an iconic fixture in the community, but had fallen into considerable disrepair.
The transformation of the campus began with major interior and exterior renovations to modernize four existing buildings. The centerpiece of the renovation, a new 80,000 SF classroom building, gives the campus a strong urban presence. A two story "L" shaped massing was positioned along the perimeter to create an external courtyard, visually linking all buildings as one great exterior room. This space allows students to move under cover and securely between all of the buildings.
Included in the new classroom building are science and math classrooms, art and music suites, a cafeteria, a state-of-the-art media center and TV studio, and an administration wing.