Hillcrest High School

Hillcrest High School has stood as a monument to the community for over half a century. Originally constructed in 1960, it is reimagined with inspirational architecture and expression of Husky pride. A phased reconstruction spanning three years shifts the school toward 900 East with an impressive four-story classroom wing. New amenities to the original program include a vibrant student common with stunning mountain views, a black box theater, and an athletic field house with a banquet hall space overlooking the stadium.

The interiors represent the school’s history in preserving beloved original elements from the gymnasium floor to the famed “senior bench.” The blend of old and new welcomes faculty and students with a fresh design, while school pride has been incorporated through the simplicity and sophistication of color. The motif of a static gradient is carried throughout the school, creating a clean look that speaks to the digital age the students are a part of and will professionally be entering. The brighter, modern design, complete with daylit touchdown and collaboration areas, is a more conducive learning atmosphere for students as they work individually and as teams.

Programs of excellence at Hillcrest include an International Baccalaureate program and an award-winning Performing Arts department. An important part of the school story, special consideration, and creative design solutions were employed to further enhance and support these programs and elevate their prominence within the school. The new design provides a place for everyone within Hillcrest’s diverse student body, telling them they are an important part of the journey together.