Klein High School Competition

Project description

The Klein community suffers from a kind of market-driven sprawl, with the primary compositional element being the single-family ranch house. We took the notion that the land itself is an ultimately valuable resource to the community, and therefore we wanted to use it sparingly in configuring the 545,000 sf program. We proposed a more congested, vertical building with way of relating program elements. We simultaneously maintained a difference of expression between individual learning communities by breaking down the school community into reasonable increments of interactions. The internal areas, where the students spend most of their time, are emphasized over the external. Areas are divided by disciplines rather than grades creating a cross between a high school and college environment preparing the student to move on.