Fuquay-Varina High School

Fuquay-Varina High School

Fuquay-Varina, NC

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.

Wake County Public School System
364,000 SF

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.