Eisenhower High School

Yakima School District

Construction Type

Steel, Cast in Place Concrete


Primary Education,

Project Description

Sun, water, and the rugged beauty of the Yakima Valley inspired the architectural design for the new 330,000 sf, two-story Eisenhower High School, located on a sloping site in Yakima, Washington. A striking blue wall ties together the various buildings, expressing the profound importance of water to the vitality of the Yakima Valley. The main entrance area contains a library, an administration office, and common areas leading classroom wings. One wing holds music, kitchen, and fitness facilities; the other wing is home to science facilities and industrial shops. An inviting courtyard fills the space between the two southern wings, which are linked by two bridges.

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