Originally constructed in the 1950’s, the original Burges High School campus’ architecture is a great example of mid-century modern. MNK with DLR Group, together with Burges, re-envisioned its campus as a collection of engaging, physically and visually connected 21st Century learning environments. This re-envisioning exercise was led by MNK with DLR Group, working side by side the community, teachers and students who played a strong role in crafting the priorities and direction for the project. As a result of this process, the importance of the school’s façade and public image was conveyed to the design team. As the majority of the new construction is located along Edgemere, the major street and access point to the school, the new construction sets the aesthetic tone for the campus, honoring existing mid-century aesthetics and building on them with complementary forms and materials.