Fort Worth ISD Amon Carter Riverside High School
The design for Amon Carter Riverside High School will holistically transform the historic campus. The core planning concept was driven by students and reinforced by administrators to re-haul and re-masterplan the legacy campus by demolishing antiquated buildings and re-organizing the site to facilitate outdoor community spaces that reflect the original master plan completed in 1930s.
The site development will reinforce the central main entry while also providing a student quad that will supplement much needed gathering space for students while also providing ample room for student art, science and engineering projects and fine arts performances. The planning of the new 110,000sf academic structure has resulted into a highly dynamic, engaging and innovative learning environment that stretches across three open and visually connected floors rich with flexible collaboration areas. The connected, yet private, north wing provides ample performance and support space for the school’s band, orchestra and choir programs. Located on level 01 of the main body of the new addition will include large public learning spaces, exhibit space for the school robotics, engineering and art programs. The upper levels include CTE program space for Marketing, Graphic Design, Business, Teaching | Learning and Computer Internetworking Skills along with classroom and lab space for Physics, Chemistry and Anatomy programs. The design also includes an innovative three-story media center that brings all program spaces together around an student-centered atrium where next-generational learning encouraged and on display.
Renovations to the original 1936 academic building will include a secure entry and vestibule adjacent to new and renovated administration spaces. The balance of the renovations will consist of core academic programs, special education, toilet rooms and a centralized north entry and stair providing interior collaboration space and pathway to the new student courtyard. Construction on the new $44M school addition is scheduled to begin summer of 2019 and be complete for the fall semester in 2021