Alonso High School

  • Location Tampa, FL
  • Awards AIA Tampa Bay – 2000 Honor Award; Smart Schools Clearinghouse, State of Florida – 2001 Smart School

  • Description

    Located on a 60 acre site in western Hillsborough County, the project is designed to accommodate 2,500 students and features a 600-seat auditorium, 2,000 seat gymnasium, food service facilities, and varsity athletic complex. The facility’s two-story academic core is organized around a series of linear exterior courtyards.  Circulation elements are open and oriented towards the central courtyard, providing optimum spatial conditions for supervision and social interaction. Pedestrian bridges spanning the central courtyard provide second floor access between academic core buildings.

    This project is the firm’s first high school prototype designed for Hillsborough County Public Schools.