Edgewater High School
Edgewater High School is one of Orlando’s oldest and most visible high school campuses. C.T. Hsu + Associates master planned and designed a new state-of-the-art campus to replace the aging flagship one, using a new urban design that reinterprets the large, often desolate courtyards prevalent among Florida schools today. The school’s open space is collapsed and turned vertically to form an internalized academic spine. At the center of the spine is a three-story day-lit atrium with three-story classroom wings organized along the axis and anchored by a gymnasium at one end and an administrative suite at the other. The school fronts the neighborhood’s main street with a new performing arts center and landscaped entry plaza. The compact partie optimizes internal communication and supervision while maximizing exterior space for athletic facilities, parking and on-campus community events.