Joseph Young, Patrick Thurmond, Anthony
Brown—Eastern Technical High School
This school has been designed to be state of the
art without compromising visual appeal and user-friendliness. Extremely high-tech, the school is also
designed to be energy-efficient.
First and foremost is the high level of educationally oriented technology, which includes computers—one in every classroom and 30 in the computer labs—plasma-screen TVs, and security cameras.
The auditorium has high-tech audio and visual
equipment, including roofing lighting and rotating
overhead lights for plays and shows.
The school is also energy-efficient. A four-pipe system with individual unit ventilators enables the
heating and cooling needs of each space to be
managed independently. The system incorporates
a rooftop air-handling unit with a fixed-plate heat
exchange to meet ventilation loads while reducing the need for energy. ;
The Righteous Dudes
MIDDLE SCHOOL/HIGH SCHOOL
Michael Yeager, Adrian Mroz,
Technical High School
The layout for this school of the future is superior
because it is technologically and ergonomically
innovative. The advanced design of the classrooms
allows equal visual and auditory presentation of
material for superior learning, and sliding-door flexibility ensures more efficient allocation of space.
are not needed, because the school will use electronic textbooks. The students' individual work will
be saved on a super-network, which the students
can access from any location connected to
This creatively designed school will also help save
the environment because of the reduced need for
paper—formerly a necessity. The new approach
essentially makes the traditional tools of paper
and pencil obsolete by means of the more efficient use of modern technology. ;
The classrooms feature a gradual incline from the
central teacher's location to the back of the room,
where the main entry is located. This rise
enhances the students' vision of material that
might normally be difficult to view. The desks are
permanently located since they are built in as a
part of the structure.
Inside totally wired desks, all students have equal
access to a computer and the Internet. Space-con-suming lockers for storage of books and supplies