Redmond High School
Client: Lake Washington School District
Size: 202,800 sf
Location: Redmond, WA
The new Redmond High School replaces the original school on the site to incorporate an expanded educational program and student capacity. The school offers improvements such as a new performing arts center, an expanded athletic complex, high tech learning labs with video studio, and new science wing that incorporates PKAL teaching elements such as composite lecture/lab settings and science on display. Classrooms and labs are arranged in learning clusters, each incorporating group activity areas for collaborative and demonstration activities. The school is organized around an outdoor courtyard bounded by the administrative area, the library and the student commons. It creates a safe and central outdoor social space that links the heart of the academic core with the existing athletic complex via a campus promenade. Redmond High School includes numerous sustainable design elements including: ground source heating & cooling, extensive use of daylighting, reflective roof surfaces to reduce heat gain, compact building footprint to minimize impervious area on the site and provisions that protect the downstream watershed and regulate storm water flow.