copyright K2A Architecture + Interiors

Downtown High School serves 300 students in grades 9-12, offering an alternative curriculum focused in project based learning and affording a second chance to at-risk students. This art deco style building, located on a steeply sloping site, creates several split levels within the building, and multiple tiers of playground area. The addition of an elevator wing and several strategically located ramps provide full accessibility to the entire campus.

A new custom color palette accents the existing design features and brings new life to the school interiors. The flooring and wall tile design in the corridors is carried throughout the classrooms and specialty rooms, seamlessly blending the old with the new. K2A’s interiors group designed a new, fully compliant custom signage package with design elements drawn from the existing historical details. This modernization includes the upgrade of nineteen classrooms and specialty spaces to support Downtown High School’s uniquely challenging curriculum, while creating a safe, accessible and welcoming environment to the community.

Design Features

  • Modernization for Accessibility & Fire-Life Safety
  • Custom Graphic Signage
  • Color Palette Compliments Historic Details
Downtown High School - Rear FacadeDowntown High School - CorridorDowntown High School - Culinary ClassroomDowntown High School - GymnasiumDowntown High School - Administrative Office