Courtland High School
Spotsylvania County, Virginia

A phased renovation converted a 1980's dated high school into a vibrant student-centric, modern learning environment. Strategically relocating administration offices to the “front door” allowed for improved security and visibility, while transferring core areas of the school back to students and creating ‘Innovation Avenue’ that highlights the STEM/STEAM communities in the school. A new central staircase connects the two-story school in the heart of campus to student areas including the cafeteria and pitch platform on the first floor and the Learning Commons on the second floor. The former library was transformed into a new Learning Commons that is welcoming and provides numerous spaces for everything from large group spaces to a genius desk for one on one help. This technology rich area has a wide variety of tools to assist students at anytime. Throughout the school new collaboration spaces were created for students to interact and study outside of the traditional classroom spaces.

The Solution


  • Virginia School Board Association, Gold Design Award
  • Virginia School Board Association, People's Choice Award

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