This 277,910 square foot, two-story Suffolk High School was designed for 1,800 students and has a decentralized plan with a “school within a school” concept. […]
This 277,910 square foot, two-story Suffolk High School was designed for 1,800 students and has a decentralized plan with a “school within a school” concept.
Kings Fork High Schools is made up of four single-level grade houses. Each house contains space for the assistant principal, a guidance counselor, teacher work areas, general classrooms, science labs, and resource spaces in addition to two to three specialized career/technical subjects. A guidance suite was also included near Administration for flexibility in future guidance arrangements. Science labs are designed as generically as possible with only Chemistry having a necessary uniqueness. Each pair of science lecture spaces shares a wet lab and preparation area separated by operable partitions. Specialty subjects such as Agriculture, Work/Family Studies, Health, JROTC, and Liberal Arts that are not suited for location within houses are properly placed according to need and required access. Instructional areas typically share a small computer lab. The small lab requires less building area but offers more computers per classroom when time-sharing is utilized.
The building has a main gym that seats all 2,000 along with two basketball courts. The auditorium has seating for 870 students and the facility also has a black box theater with seating for 150.
Kings Fork has a two story 19,000 square foot atrium dining facility with adjacent food court. And an 8,000 square foot courtyard containing a secure outdoor dining area and amphitheatre. The amphitheater for events and occasions.
A 4,000 seat stadium with track, tennis, soccer, field hockey, baseball and softball fields is located behind the school.
870 Seat Auditorium
2,000 Seat Gym
2 Basketball Courts
Modern Media Center
2 Science Labs
4,000 Seat Stadium with Athletic Fields
Enhanced Surveillance and Safety Measures
27,000 SF Dining and Kitchen Space
150 Seat Black Box Theater
Recycled content materials used
Low VOC emitting materials
Cool roof to minimize solar heat gain
Facilities planned for community use
Provisions for recycling included in design
Water-use reduction with low-flow fixtures
Energy saving HVAC system with geothermal wells
HVAC system commissioning
Indoor air quality building flush & testing
Light pollution reduction
Daylight harvesting, and construction waste management