lincoln-sudbury regional high school

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School (LS) retained OMR to develop a design solution that reflects their progressive educational philosophy and culture, addresses the needs of a growing a student population, and meets functional, aesthetic, site, safety, and budgetary concerns. After a thorough review of many design alternatives, a panel of decision makers and educators unanimously elected to build a new $74m ($53.5m construction cost) high school to serve future generations. After a phased construction process that allowed students to occupy the former high school building, the new building was finished on time and under budget.

The new school is situated in the southwest corner of the Lincoln-Sudbury campus, alongside the site of the former high school building, which was demolished upon completion of the new building. A new parking lot and traffic route replaced the old and provide easy access to the new athletic fields.. Separate pickup zones for buses and cars ensure safe loading and unencumbered circulation.

Glass-enclosed, light filled stairwells in each connecting link create vertical circulation, provide simple access to the adjacent parking lot, and unify all levels and buildings of the school. Core facilities include a 750-seat auditorium, library/media center, expansive Fine, Applied, and Technical Arts (FATA) facilities, computer labs, four gymnasiums, a cafeteria, and a large multipurpose meeting space. New outdoor athletic facilities include six tennis courts, a softball field, two soccer fields, two baseball fields, and two practice fields.