Bassetti Architects Receives Second Award for HHS
The new Highline High School design landed another award: Outstanding Project Award. The school design, by Bassetti Architects, is featured in the Fall 2022 Learning by Design magazine's Educational Facilities Design Awards.
The magazine profile highlights the visioning process that included high school and district staff, students, community members and Bassetti Architects' design team. "The guiding principles developed included welcoming, student-centered, community-focused and safe outdoor learning spaces," it says.
"By placing the commons at the heart of the school, a central gathering place for student and community events was created."
The award profile also points to the strategic placement of classrooms and display areas for Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, adjacent to each learning pod or with visibility from the building exterior and the commons.
The jury of architects and educational facility planners who judge the entries for the magazine are recommended by the American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education and the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE).
Last July, the new school design won the 2022 Polished Apple Award for educational design from the Washington chapter of the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE).
If you've never visited the new building, you can take a 360-degree virtual tour of Highline High School.