The new Red Hill High School was constructed to house a secondary gymnasium, cafeteria, administration area, media center, computer labs and classrooms. The new high school was built on the compact urban site, twelve feet from the existing antiquated three-story school. The new building is connected to the existing main gym and existing vocational building with
accessible ramps in enclosed corridors.
The concept of the project was to “reflect the history and tradition of the former school while offering modern amenities and technology.” The old school was demolished after the new school was constructed, resulting in a non-disruptive school and class
Energy efficiency is obtained in part by a geothermal water source heat pump heating and cooling system. The liquid loop piping is connected to 244 wells that are positioned under the student parking lots. The media center/study hall on the first floor receives natural light from the two-story light well that is open to a cupola on the roof.
The new Red Hill High School offers the community and students a modern facade while reflecting the history and tradition of the former school. The entire interior is bright, airy and conducive to the educational environment while offering a low maintenance and secure facility.