Gulf High School
Gulf High School is a state-of-the-art facility featuring 1700 student stations divided into two floors. It includes classrooms, science labs, health academy, and more. The exterior design reflects the school's Gulf Coast history and Pirate theme.
The original main building, after serving 53 years, gives way to a brand-new state-of-the-art facility of concrete, steel, and glass. The new heart of Gulf High School will consist of 1700 student stations divided into two floors and nestled on a 38-acre school site. In addition to the main building, the scope of work includes replacing the existing chiller plant with a brand-new air-cooled system & pump house and converting the science building into an ROTC/ Art building. The façade reverberates the rich Gulf Coast history and Pirate theme of the school through articulation of the exterior wall panels and new courtyards. The building exterior exhibits imagery of shipping in a myriad of forms from modern containers to wood planking and metal bulkheads.
The education program of the project includes 51 brand new classrooms with 3 multipurpose classrooms, 2 early child, 1 dance, 1 drama, 1 health academy, 1 ESE Suite, 5 computer labs, 5 science labs, 4 science demonstration, 1 teacher planning, and 1 media center. In addition, dedicated support spaces including 1 receiving, 1 administration suite, 1 dining/ kitchen, vertical circulation and storage have been incorporated into the design. State-of-the-art health academy and computer labs have been designed for those interested in computer science and medicine. The main West courtyard has been designed to imitate a relic of a beached ship next to the stadium and track and field with seating, raised planters, and the GHS Buccaneer Mascot Statue. At the same time, the North courtyard provides a main entrance to the campus from the main road.