Hinkley High School
Size: 223,484 sf
For Hinkley High School, MOA designed multiple additions and remodeled the existing school to accommodate four small learning communities within one school. A layout of separate communities joined by wide hallways allows for cross-pollination or independence of the communities, as desired. Light and open spaces encourage students to mingle in lunch rooms (one new; one remodeled), the main spine, the library, and the media room – all of which were reconfigured to accommodate multiple uses. In addition to shelving and storage areas for books and media, the LMC includes two computer labs, two group study rooms, and an administrative / workroom space. Comfortable and bright interior finishes, increased windows with daylight and views, and new additions whose forms and materials relate to its location have improved the morale and performance of students and faculty alike.
The completed high school has been embraced by the population, and is a genuine source of pride for its students. As principal Peter Mosby says, “All of a sudden, everyone wants to be in our facility. … The kids saw the change and take a lot of pride in it.”