John F. Kennedy Middle College High School

Client: Corona-Norco Unified School District
Services Provided: Master Planning, Programming, Design, Construction Documents, Construction Administration
Project Location: Norco, CA
Project Size: 83,631 sf
Capacity: 1,000 Students
Completion Date: May 2007
Sustainability: Sustainable Design Features Included
Program: 32 Classrooms, 3 Science Labs, Information Commons, Administration Offices (including Nurse and SRO Offices, Counseling Offices), Multi-Purpose, General Meeting Room, Kitchen, Food Service

Located on the Riverside Community College, Norco Campus, this school is a result of partnering between Riverside Community College District and Corona-Norco Unified School District. The school has 1,000 students in grades 10, 11 and 12. The school includes 32 regular classrooms, three science labs, a school-wide computer lab, administration offices and general meeting room. The facilities are used jointly by the JFKMCHS and RCC. The facilities of RCC’s Norco Campus including library, labs, classrooms, and student services offices and rooms are available to JFKMCHS students. The classrooms and labs are organized in rectilinear wings while the communal shared spaces are centralized in a curving mass that mimics the surrounding hills. Many exterior and interior spaces were created to support student group work and individual study in casual undesignated spaces. The central form pushes out toward the center of the valley forming a stage and cradling amphitheater.  The unique environment provides students the opportunity to succeed outside of the traditional high school experience while integrating into an environment of higher education.