Newsome High School

  • Location Lithia, FL
  • Awards AIA Tampa Bay – 2004 H. Dean Rowe Award for Design Excellence

  • Description

    Serving students in southeastern 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. Four one-story ancillary buildings, housing administration, auditorium, food services, and gymnasium, are linked to the core through a series of wedge-shaped covered exterior spaces which replace what would have traditionally been conditioned interior lobbies.

    This project is a repeat use of the firm’s high school prototype designed for Hillsborough County Public Schools.