When the New Jersey legislature expanded the use of design-build in 2015, Hudson County school leaders wasted no time in beginning work on what could prove to be one of the nation’s most innovative high schools. The Hudson County School of Technology’s High Tech High School broke ground just a year later, in June of 2016, and is slated to open its doors in September 2018. The 340,000 sf project will serve 1,200 to 1,500 students and is budgeted at $160 million. However, those numbers don’t even begin to tell the whole story about what makes the High Tech High School project so unique. This is a story of how innovation and collaboration are being leveraged to ensure that technology not only provides building efficiencies, but also plays an integral role in the day-to-day learning experience for students.
This article originally appeared in Integration Quarterly published by the Design Build Institute of America. A full copy of the article is available on their website.