One of the first high schools to be built in Forsyth County in 40 years, Simon G. Atkins Academic & Technology High School, a technology magnet school, was also constructed under budget.
Atkins is distinct in that it was designed to essentially house three separate schools: biotechnology, computer technology, and pre-engineering, which provide focused learning environments. We worked with school system leaders to create a new prototype high school design as the basis for Atkins. The use of three separate two story classroom wings and a connecting corridor spine support student unity and collaboration between all schools at all levels. The use of natural light, color and technology throughout the school further enhance the student experience.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
199,500 square feet
- 2007 Learning by Design Award, National School Boards Association