Form follows function

Science & Tech opened its doors in August 2004 to 131 ninth-graders, housed in a temporary location. The school’s 65,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, opened in January 2005, was designed to reflect and support the school’s programmatic and philosophical goals. The design team—composed of school leaders, architects, building contractor, and educational consultants—visited schools nationwide to observe and borrow from best practices in new school design. Specifically, the team aimed to design a dynamic, welcoming, personalized, easy-to-navigate, sustainable, and highly transparent facility.