Bear Creek High School
The new Bear Creek High School was constructed on the existing athletic fields of the old 1950’s high school. The initial planning for the high school involved the demolition of an old elementary school, the reuse of a 2-story classroom wing, and phasing the construction of the new high school to coincide with the operations of the soon to be demolished 1950’s high school. The site of the existing school became the home of the new state of the art Athletic field complex. The building theme recreates a campus environment organized around a single circulation spine that unifies the art wing, existing 2-story classroom pod, an existing auxiliary gymnasium, a main gymnasium, administration, student commons, two 2-story classroom wings and a media center. Each component had its own architectural language that expressed the use of the space. The commons belonged to the students, and became an outward expression of individualism, freedom of expression and social interaction, while the classrooms became the solid rock on which the education program was developed.
Work performed by Buddy Poppitt while Senior Designer at MOA Architecture.