Revered Building

Frederick Douglass High School has been an important part of the surrounding neighborhood for over 30 years, and despite its austere appearance, it is revered with much affection from not only the teachers, but the local residents as well. The addition of two new buildings to an existing school proved to be a challenge in contextual sensitivity.

Unique Design Solution

The design solution was to create additions totaling 65,000 square feet paying homage to the original school by respecting its scale and materiality and then to create value on the campus through new programming offered by the new buildings and the addition of well-defined exterior spaces. New buildings include a 700-seat auditorium building and new gymnasium with retractable bleacher seating.

Frederick Douglas High School renovations and additions included 65,000-square feet of additions that now include a new auditorium and gymnasium.

ClientAtlanta Public SchoolsLocationAtlanta, Georgia Project Size65,000 square feetServicesArchitecture, Interior Design, Master Planning, Programming, Construction Administration

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