ON THE BOARDS - Albuquerque High School
Albuquerque High School

Albuquerque High School, being the oldest high school in the city and located in the heart of the city, serves not only Albuquerque Public Schools but the city at large. The main component of the renovations was to create a new school commons for the campus within a severely restricted footprint. Originally, an exterior courtyard and a skylight provided some daylight to the existing student commons, but the space was dismal and shut off from the campus. The daylighting was insufficient and masonry walls and multiple levels distanced the existing commons from being an integrated space for the school. The exterior courtyard, while providing a much needed secure outdoor space, physically is an obstacle for the circulation of the school. The renovation for the commons was seen as an extraction of space within the restricted footprint.



Albuquerque High School

east entry



Albuquerque High School

vicinity plan (scope of work in green)



Albuquerque High School

isometric with roof



Albuquerque High School

isometric without roof



Albuquerque High School

program



Albuquerque High School

section perspective



Albuquerque High School

performing arts center entry



Albuquerque High School

view of commons from mezzanine