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_Shako's Avatar _Shako
Level 56 : Grandmaster Architect
UPDATE January 15, 2020

More than a year after first posting this project, I am finally updating it with massive progress! The building's architecture is essentially finished besides a few minor details.

This high school project is based on a typical 2000-student American high school. The architecture itself is highly inspired by the Neoclassical architecture that dominated school building construction in the early 1900s. Other features, such as the massive clerestory windows in the gym, are borrowed from Victorian Gothic institutional buildings such as the military armories designed by Pilcher & Tachau in New York State.

Here are the features found in this school building:
  • Over 50 regular-size classrooms (equivalent to a 30x24 foot classroom in real life)
  • Over 20 large classrooms (science lab, art studio, etc.)
  • Guest entrance with receptionist window
  • Administrative offices
  • Space for a counseling/advising office suite
  • Cafeteria and kitchen
  • Library and librarian's office
  • Woodshop, shop classroom, and shop teacher's office
  • Band/music hall with office, equipment rooms, practice room
  • 3 large event halls
  • Gymnasium with basketball court, dedicated lobby, ticket booth, concession window and kitchen
  • Boys, Girls, and Visiting teams locker rooms
  • Athletics offices, weightlifting room, health education classrooms
  • Auditorium with balcony level and dedicated lobby
  • Theater dressing rooms, classrooms, prop shop
  • Dance studios
  • Plenty of restrooms, including two gender-neutral bathrooms
  • Utility rooms including elevator mechanical rooms and maintenance offices

Here are the things that remain to be done:
  • Fixtures in restrooms, kitchens, etc.
  • Landscaping
  • Other set of gym bleachers
  • Lighting improvements in rooms with high ceilings
  • Subdivide administrative offices and music practice room
  • Furnishings???? (I usually don't completely furnish my buildings)


I've built a few school buildings before, but I don't particularly like any of them anymore, and there are many things I wanted to improve - so I decided to build another!

It's taken a few days so far, using WorldEdit. It should hopefully be finished in a few more days.

This build will be a standard American high school, with all of the usual facilities and, by my estimation, in real life would have a capacity of up to 1500 students, which is average.

So far most of the classrooms and offices are finished, and the cafeteria and library are close to finished. The recreational areas are not built yet, as can be seen in the pictures.

This design is entirely my own original creation. The Classical/Italianate/Romanesque façade is inspired by a few very old school buildings where I live, but it is my own take on the neoclassical American school building archetype.
Progress80% complete

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UPDATE January 15, 2020 - 80% finished : by _Shako 01/15/2020 9:28:51 pmJan 15th, 2020

The building itself is now finished! Only interior fixtures such as gym bleachers and restroom plumbing remains, as well as landscaping. In the future I may also make some subdivisions to administrative offices and music practice rooms, and more clearly define the counseling office suite.

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10/16/2018 4:37 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Architect
GlitchyMC's Avatar
My gosh, it looks beautiful... I hope you can get this project done, would absolutely LOVE to explore this beautiful building!
01/15/2020 5:06 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Architect
_Shako's Avatar
Hey, figured I should let you know that I finally finished this building! I hope you can check it out!
02/17/2020 6:00 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Architect
GlitchyMC's Avatar
Hey, thanks for letting me know! Sorry for the late reply. I'll definitely check this out! Awesome work!
10/17/2018 10:42 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Architect
_Shako's Avatar
Thank you! College has gotten in the way but I'm close to finished, just one wing left!
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