Salina Central High School650 E Crawford St
Salina, KS 67401
Design Achievement - DLR Group’s design of Salina Central High School stems from a number of collaborative workshops and discussions with the high school design team. A strong desire to relocate and redefine the main and student entry coupled with the guiding principles became the driving force behind the design. A new north/south axis along the main circulation spine of the school provides a framework to organize key spaces. The media center becomes a critical space along this axis and becomes the centralized hub of activities for students. The new construction spaces are dispersed throughout the existing building to blur the lines of new and old, meshing all parts of the building into a unified new high school environment. Renovated spaces modernize and transform existing aging and undersized learning environments. The reconfigured core classroom spaces support either a departmental or interdisciplinary approach. Several CTE courses are dispersed in key locations along the main circulation spine to reinforce the connection between the core curriculum and the advanced CTE curriculum.
Scope Summary – The 233,571-SF high school accommodates 1,400 students in grades 9-12. The organization of the building follows a North/South axis with learning environments surrounding CTE focused courses. A centralized media center acts as a core to the school, its adjacency to the student entry and the main circulation spine of the school fosters connection and collaboration within the media center. A new science wing with state-of-the-art science labs and advanced CTE classrooms provide a real-world learning environment for students. DLR Group provided architecture, engineering and interior design services for this project.