Since increased enrollment was the driving force behind this project additional classrooms will be added to the existing wings along with a center addition nestled between. The central addition will provide alternative circulation between the two wings and alleviate overcrowded corridors. As the new epicenter of the building, students will have visual and physical connection to the expanded Cafeteria and updated Media Center through a two story open space capped with clerestory windows and a rotunda. Students will be able to traverse the grand staircase or mingle with fellow classmates on the sitting steps and raised garden below. Two new circulation paths connecting the center addition to the academic wings will encapsulate two courtyard spaces serving as outdoor classrooms. They will be open air to the sky with large glass curtain walls looking out over the hills of South Fayette.
The five new additions will continue the traditional masonry architecture of the campus featuring classical columns anchoring the building to the site. The traditional masonry wall will be enhanced by a continuous insulation wall system to exceed today’s building standards. Exceptional Learning environments will be achieved through the use of large curtain walls and clerestory windows that will flood the interior of the building with daylight.