Marmon Mok’s design team created a “village concept” for this new high school campus in Helotes, Texas. Sandra Day O’Connor High School is a magnet school offering varied programs such as agriculture, performing arts, and communications among others. Serving 2,400 students, the campus maintains a low building scale and incorporates the character of the rural community.
Enhancing an environment that reflects a collegiate-type atmosphere, facility resources encompass 334,000 SF and include three general classrooms, an administration building, agricultural science building, a vocational cafeteria complex and a physical education facility that includes two gymnasiums. There are also five fields for football, baseball, soccer, softball and band practice. Embracing the performing arts, the facility houses drama, band, orchestra, choir, journalism and visual communications facilities. A 990-seat auditorium with stage and a small 1,370 SF theatre offers inviting spaces for large and small productions. Flexibility expansion capability and utilization of technological advances in education were key elements in the campus design.
Original campus design/All expansions
Agricultural science program
Physical education and varsity athletics
Athletic Fields: softball, football, baseball, soccer and band practice