Morrow High School

  • area / size 345,000 sqft
  • Completed 2022
  • Perkins&Will designed the facilities and education spaces for Morrow High School in Ellenwood, Georgia.

    Marking a new chapter of growth for the community, the new Morrow High School replaced an aging, overcrowded and outdated facility with new state-of-the-art instructional and athletic facilities intended to celebrate the Morrow community’s pride in their diverse, vibrant culture.

    The new building responds to site constraints by re-thinking the traditional educational “box” with a modern, visually impactful and site-specific “S”-shaped design that creates an inspiring environment for traditional instruction in the liberal arts and sciences as well as career and technical education.

    Inspired by the ridge that runs across the site’s wetland topography, the curving classroom building stretches across the front of the site, providing optimal north-south orientation for classrooms and creating a series of protected outdoor spaces for students and community gatherings. The linear configuration rethinks traditional approaches to classroom building layout to present a unique and inspiring vision of what a high school can be. It serves a growing and diverse population of students in the suburbs of south metro Atlanta.

    Design: Perkins&Will
    Design Team: Barbara Crum, Steven Brown, Jared Serwer, Victor Renteria, Travis Armbrister, John Bittinger, Keith Curtis, Laura McMulla
    Contractor: MEJA Construction
    Photography: Jonathan Hillyer, John Stinson