CENTRAL SHENANDOAH GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL
Recognizing that the educational program is the interdisciplinary delivery of knowledge, The DePasquale Delph Gentilhomme Group
Architects created the antithesis to the original plan. Breaking through the walls, we turned the central area into a focal meeting point allowing
students to penetrate the separation of the original square rooms. This central area is diagrammatically the Chinese "Yin-Yang" interdependent diagram
encompassing both motion and rest; learning and reflection.
To complement the central area, Dialogue Pockets of learning address the different ways students learn -- individually, one on one, or in small and large groups. Alongside the central area, a variety of traditionally shaped Classrooms accommodate 12 to 24 students. Throughout CSVGS, the design is a study in geometry, to honor the program's math/science/technologies focus.
The project received the Virginia Department of Education's Outstanding Renovated School Building Design Award for Grades 6-12 in 1995.