Odessa High School
Appoquinimink School District
High School: 186,651 sf / Performing Arts Center: 79,655 sf / (Connected Middle School: 82,368 sf)
This new 1,600 student high school, constructed concurrently with the connected 1,000-student middle school on the new Fairview Campus in Odessa, complete the master plan developed in 2009 by our team for the first K-12 public school campus in the State. The building design celebrates the State of Delaware’s classic Georgian building style, while incorporating modern touches to achieve a cohesive building landscape.
Encouraging students from different grade levels to work collaboratively, spaces shared with the new, connected Cantwell’s Bridge Middle School include the Media Center, an 820-seat Performing Arts Center, a 100-seat Black Box Studio Theater, as well as shared mechanical spaces and kitchen/support areas.
The 2,600 seat gymnasium, with an elevated running track can serve as host for graduations and large events. STEM, Culinary, and Agricultural Sciences, are a few of the high school pathways that are supported with 21st Century learning spaces.
To best feature the Performing Art Center as a place all its own, the building design incorporates unique architectural elements which blend classic and modern details to create a noteworthy façade. Dual entrances face both rear parking areas and the Green.
Other projects at the Fairview Campus include: