At behest of the faculty, existing ball fields and drives remained in their current locations and renovations were conducted on the existing science and CTE wing. RATIO replaced regular classrooms with a new 4-story tower featuring collaborative commons connected to exterior facing circulation for improved wayfinding and abundant natural light. The school’s new athletic and performing arts wings complete the U-shaped design that encloses a new outdoor learning courtyard.
RATIO evaluated the existing Fuquay-Varina High School and developed a design that brings the campus into compliance with current Building Codes and Program Standards for a student body of 2,262.
Originally constructed in 1975, the school’s numerous renovations and additions led to a complex comprised of multiple facilities, many of which lack good access to natural light and are woefully undersized by current standards. A constricted site posed substantial challenges to circulation and parking, while the multi-building campus layout presented significant security concerns.