Thomas Jefferson High School, Dallas ISD
Healing a broken campus.
A small administration addition was under construction at Thomas Jefferson High School in 2018 when a tornado struck and left significant damage to the campus. Dallas ISD teamed with Corgan to reassess and not only rebuild but revitalize the site. The design sought to reconnect a broken and disjointed campus, using building additions to stitch together newly renovated academic wings and Athletics and Fine Arts buildings into a cohesive whole. The structure already in place for the administration addition was seamlessly blended into the design. A new media center and student commons addition acts as a central hub framed by three courtyards, tying the original high school to the newer additions to the north and giving students and teachers spaces to gather and quickly navigate the revitalized campus.