On top of its quality academic credentials and apparently “outstanding” management, this school stands out for its architecture, particularly the striking curved structure at its center.
It boasts improved natural daylight and views of the River Mersey and the far-off Welsh mountains.
Designed by Long & Associates Architects/Engineers and opened in August 2009, this $63.6 million facility won an AIA Tampa Bay design award in 2011.
The energy-efficient design includes 101 classrooms and serves young people from the surrounding East Hillsborough County region of Florida.
And when you consider the fact that teaching methods are adapting with the times, it’s not surprising that school buildings are being updated and modernized, too – incorporating contemporary teaching initiatives and eco-friendly architectural designs.
The following 30 high schools showcase impressive modern buildings, whatever your pedagogical stance may be.
Image Source This incredible building in South London’s Brixton was designed by award-winning Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid.
The design won the 2011 RIBA Stirling Prize for architecture – ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Velodrome.
Image Source This award-winning campus was designed by architectural firm The Orcutt Winslow Partnership and was completed in 2007 at a cost of million.
The Phoenix Union Bioscience High School in Phoenix, Arizona is perfectly situated in the city’s genomics research district, while its design highlights the school’s science-focused curriculum thanks to the fossils cast into the building’s concrete walls.
Image Source Previously known as Central Los Angeles Area New High School #9, the Ramón C.
Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts is arguably among the most aesthetically impressive high schools on this list – as well as one of the most expensive.
The innovative campus in downtown Los Angeles cost 2 million to build and was designed by international architecture firm Coop Himmelb(l)au.