DMR Architects joined members of the Hudson County Improvement Authority, Hudson County Schools of Technology, members of the Design-Build team and numerous elected officials on May 17 to break ground on the new High Tech High School in Secaucus.
Under a design-build contract with the Hudson County Improvement Authority, DMR is serving as the design consultant to the general contractor, Terminal Construction Corporation, on the new High Tech High School, part of the Hudson County Schools of Technology system. When the facility opens, it will replace the undersized and aging High Tech High School in North Bergen, N.J.
The 340,000 square foot facility will service 1,500 students in grades 9-12. The school will support the curriculum of the Hudson County Schools of Technology, which is broken down into four schools, known as Career Academies. Each school will be housed in a separate wing of the new facility.
The school will have many advanced educational to support career-prep curriculum, and will also include advanced details such as geo-thermal heating and cooling, solar panels, wind-generated turbines and green roofs.
The building will seek LEED Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council and will serve as a teaching tool to advance the school’s educational mission.
The school will open in September 2018.