Piedra Vista High School | Farmington, New Mexico
Greer Stafford designed this new high school to be compatible with the natural landscape and to take advantage of the site’s commanding views. The campus is organized around an interior courtyard that includes student locker bays and an amphitheater — a configuration that allows faculty and staff to monitor activities in the courtyard and also infuses most learning spaces with natural light.
Phase I, completed in 1998, constructed approximately 250,000 square feet of core facilities for 1,600 students. Each of the 50+ classrooms has direct access to the campus’ multi-media/technology backbone. Also included were a library/media center with a 30-student computer lab, a 9,000 square foot student commons, and a separate gymnasium with two full-size courts and seating for 2,500.
Phase II, completed in 2000, added a fine arts wing, an auxiliary gymnasium, and an 800-seat Performing Arts Center.