NC State STEM Early College High School

NC State University 2013 Discovery Raleigh, NC 29,428 square feet Back to Projects

North Carolina State University acquired the Cherry Building from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services as a part of their master-planned expansion to the Spring Hill portion of Centennial Campus. The NCSU College of Education partnered with Wake County Public School System to create an Early College High School within the Cherry Building.

HH Architecture provided the client with options for creative space layouts and as well as addressing building code requirements. The building required new systems, accessibility upgrades, and life safety upgrades. We designed eight new classrooms for flexibility and project-based learning, including science labs and student commons. Many of the rooms are designed for multipurpose use in order to provide the most flexibility for students, faculty, and staff. This five-year early college high school program allows students to earn up to two years of college credit and creates opportunities for underserved students to attend college.