Carrboro High School - Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools

First LEED certified school in North Carolina

Alongside the project architect, Our Building Systems Group provided engineering design services for a new 156,000 square foot high school for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District.  The new high school was silver LEED certified; making it the first LEED certified school in North Carolina. Located in the Town of Carrboro off of Smith Level Road, the school accommodates a core capacity of 1,200 students.  The design of the facility was intended to evoke images of the town and its personality, focusing on the friendly, comfortable, and personal character of the community.  The educational environment creates a sense of place; an inviting, small learning community feel.  The focus of the facility is the central commons, seen as the “piazza” of the school, where all roads lead.  The heart of the school is the Library Learning Center, the physical and spiritual centerpiece of the school.