Glen Allen High School
Henrico County Public Schools, Glen Allen, Virginia
Located in the suburbs of Henrico, the Glen Allen High School design includes a tall, open “spine” that features clerestory windows as a delineator between public/shared spaces from the academic spaces. The school’s public spaces include a gymnasium, fitness and health spaces, locker rooms, as well as a large auditorium surrounded by spaces dedicated to art, music, and drama programs. The design included strategies for maximizing student and staff security, including an abundance of glass, concise circulation pattern, strategically located offices, and wide stairwells. Focused on energy and operational savings, the school earned LEED Gold certification in 2011.