Woodland High School

High School

As the only high school in the District, the new Woodland High School serves a diverse curriculum in a contemporary educational setting. The school is organized around a central commons, which serves as the heart of the school. This dual-use space serves as the lunchroom and social gathering space during the day and contains a stage and retractable theater seating to allow it to convert to a performing arts venue in the evening.

The academic spaces are arranged to provide teachers and students access to a diversity of types of learning settings. Each of the two wings contains a two-story shared activity space that is surrounded by general classrooms, science rooms, and hands-on project spaces; art in one wing; and CTE in the other. Large roll-up garage doors in the shared activity spaces provide direct access to an outdoor courtyard between the two wings.

Social “eddies” exist throughout the building to allow students to step out of the flow and engage in smaller groups. Teaching and learning are on display throughout the facility with every classroom having visual transparency to shared spaces, other classrooms, and to the outdoors.

Client: Woodland School District

Location: Woodland, WA

Size: 153,000 SF

Project Team:
Christopher J. Lilley, AIA
Steve Broback
Dion Serra, AIA
Mike Rafferty
Taryn Rehn
Eileen Gottemoeller
Blake Bolton