Windsor High School

New Campus

Windsor, CA

As the first high school for this new community, the school was designed to be a focal point and a civic symbol for the town. The front façade, with a formal curved driveway has a grand arched entryway leading to a central, tree-lined quad.

Five classroom clusters and three academies support the school’s core focus areas. These are arranged around courtyards to create a sense of community for students and teachers. The main building includes administrative offices, the library/media center and a state-of-the-art 300-seat theater with public lobby and backstage facilities. It is flanked by two wings which house the Applied Technology and Culinary/Fine Arts clusters. Also included are two gymnasiums, a multi-use room and an agriculture center.

"I needed an architect who would listen to new ideas in education and incorporate those ideas in the building design. QKA quickly became the perfect firm for the task."
- Jeff Harding, Former Principal, Windsor High School

School District
Windsor Unified School District

109,017 sq.ft. (New Construction)

Completion Date
October 2000

Final Construction Cost


High School
New Construction
New Campus
Culinary Arts
Fine Art
Music Room
Weight Room
Multi-purpose Room


2000 Honor Award | Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) & AIA California Council (AIACC) Leroy F. Greene Design + Planning Award

2000 Merit Award | Concrete Masonry Institute Design Awards & AIA California