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  • Arlington

    2900 South Quincy Street, Suite 710
    Arlington, VA 22206 Map
    T 703.998.0101 | F 703.998.7798

  • Chesapeake

    1317 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
    Chesapeake, VA 23320 Map
    T 757.622.2828 | F 757.622.2430

  • Richmond

    115 South 15th Street, Suite 202
    Richmond, VA 23219 Map
    T 804.277.8987 | F 804.277.8991

  • Roanoke

    28 Church Ave SW
    Roanoke, VA 24011 Map
    T 540.344.1212 | F 540.344.1321

  • Rockville

    1 Research Court, Suite 450
    Rockville, MD 20850 Map
    T 240.403.4101

New Kent High School

Location: New Kent County, VA

The design for New Kent High was the result of a participatory planning process that included many members of the community. The school is organized around the concept of a school within a school and is broken down into four smaller houses on two floors. Each house holds 350 students within the larger 1,400 student facility. The design is flexible and can operate under a grade house philosophy or as a traditional high school.

The main corridor is a wide, linear space connecting the central administration, gymnasium, cafeteria, auditorium, media center and academic wing. The cafeteria space includes a light monitor to introduce natural light into the space, reducing the linear feel. Sustainable design features include daylighting, an energy efficient geothermal HVAC system, light-colored roofing materials to reflect heat and occupancy sensors that eliminate artificial light usage in unoccupied rooms.