Johnstown Monroe – High School
BSHM master planned the new Johnstown High School to create a campus setting with the District’s Middle School Performing Arts Center and Sports Complex that allowed 21st Century learning to happen both inside and outside the building. The new school was designed to utilize the steep grades to create a three-story academic wing with a scale in accordance with the surrounding buildings. Massing and materials echo the character of the village.
Working with the District’s existing property located in a residential neighborhood, the BSHM design maximizes the use of the small eleven (11) acre site by locating the building to minimize the proximity to the existing adjacent homes, yet providing open green space for play fields and separation of car and bus traffic.
An efficient floor plan allows students to move around the building quickly and easily. The design incorporated flexible learning spaces that align with the District’s movement toward a student-driven educational model.