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Ridgewood Junior High School
Pasco County, Florida
Pasco County School Board
Rowe Holmes Associates
1979 AIA Florida Design Award
1982 AIA Tampa Bay Design Award
Recipient of a 1979 Regional AIA Award of Excellence, this school was cited as follows: “An exceptionally fine environment for the education of junior high school students. The architects are to be commended for their res-ponse to the all-important social needs of children of that age and the School Board is likewise commended for their commitment to such a bold design. The taxpayers should be particularly proud of the bargain price of this facility.”
Skylighted central mall… provides a common gathering place for a variety of student activities while focusing on the media center, the academic hub of the school. Brightly colored graphics and interior landscaping enhance the space, which is bathed in natural light from overhead skylights.
On schedule/in budget… project construction utilized systems component and fast track con-struction management strategies to meet time and budget constraints.
Gymnasium/Auditorium addition… has allowed this 1,500 student Junior High School to be con-verted into a Senior High School.