Pocatello, Idaho

Located in the heart of historic downtown Pocatello, Pocatello High School has a rich history dating back to 1892. As the campus has evolved over the years, so too have the needs of the school.

The addition of PHS had three main objectives. One was to provide additional teaching spaces which was accomplished by adding nine additional classrooms with a focus on sciences. Two was to provide added security by the means of connecting the entire campus through a connector. Three was to provide a commons space for the students to gather which also acted as a binding element for the entire campus.

Architecturally, the design references the rich history of Pocatello by matching the existing brickwork and mimicking details with modern materials for the classroom wing. At the connector, a large curtain of glass is utilized to provide transparency and to help divide the existing spaces to the new with a modern dichotomy.