Harrison High School

Harrison School District
Project Type: New Athletic Complex
Project Area: 17,000 s.f.
Project Cost: $45,000,000
Project Awards: 2007 & 2004 Architectural Portfolio - AS&U, 2007 NJ Concrete & Aggregate Association - Concrete Award

Construction on the new Harrison High School and athletic complex, which was designed by EI Associates, is now completed. This is one of the first new high schools to be designed and constructed with full funding from the NJSCC.

The school contains thirty 9-12th grade classrooms, science labs, an art room, auditorium, gymnasium complex, media center, TV studio, and cafeteria.  The music room opens to an outdoor performance space for school and community use.  The pool is strategically located for community as well as educational use.  Building materials and massing recall the existing high school in a modern expression which relates to the site.

The  athletic field area of approximately five acres provides for full sized football, soccer, baseball and softball fields, overlain in a compact 400 ft by 450 ft area, including bleachers.  A recreational all-weather track encircles the fields.  Because of the anticipated heavy use of the fields, the surface of the fields is artificial turf. The recreational track will also be utilized by the community. Parking for the school can be used by the community during sporting events and for general recreation.