The 256,000 square-foot East Area High School is currently in design. The school is to be built on Old Williamsburg Road in Sandston and will share many similarities with its sister school Glen Allen High School. The new high school, which is projected to be LEED Silver, has a student capacity of approximately 1,850 students and features a strong delineation between public/shared functions and the academic houses through the use of a tall, open ‘spine’ featuring clerestory windows allowing natural light to flood the areas below. The clerestory windows are a recurring design theme in the project occurring over both student commons areas, the main gymnasium and the media center. Indigenous brick colors and light metal panels form the main material palette and these materials appear in the main interior public areas creating a visual link between the exterior and interior materials. Warm wood panels and cast stone accents provide clear entrances to the main interior public spaces such as the auditorium, gymnasium, art gallery and conference/meeting space. Dual speciality centers in business and medical are being programed as well as a fully equipped culinary program in additon to the finest academic and athletic facilities.
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