Doors to the new Timberview High School were opened to students on Monday, August 16, 2004. Built on 75 acres, the 416,000 square foot facility is an architectural delight, using natural light through tall window, and numerous large areas, and strategically placed skylights to create a warm and open atmosphere.
Students entering the building through the Great Hall, located on the east side of the building, are surrounded by sunlight flooding the area from beautiful arched skylights. Upon entering the school from the front entrance, students and visitors pass over a dynamic Timberview Wolf logo emblazoned on the terrazzo flooring. Terrazzo, used throughout the building, provides an attractive visual appeal, and more importantly, durability and low maintenance requirements.
The use of brick masonry interior walls throughout the school offers another eye-catching, yet resilient and cost-effective surface, requiring minimum care. Subtle architectural details in the hallways, such as vertical brick borders, add attractiveness and practicality. Soundboards that are covered with wooden trim are striking and functional and give classroom and office areas maximum soundproofing.
The school's spacious Commons Area is next to the cafeteria and serves as a place of relaxation for students. Additionally, a landscaped courtyard located outside of the cafeteria provides a beautiful outdoor space for students to eat and relax.
The school was built at the cost of $44.8 million and designed with the input of educators and community members. Students, staff, and visitors have access to 1500 parking spaces that provide easy access to the main building and athletic fields. Students interested in artistic pursuits have many choices available to them; a large band hall, choir room, art rooms that include an atrium for the use of a kiln, and a 300-seat theatre. The school also boasts an impressive competition gymnasium and two practice gyms. Additionally, there are 2500 square feet of field houses, maintenance and concession facilities, which are separated from the central campus.
Timberview High School was developed from the concept that the atmosphere of a campus should draw students into the school and create an environment where they want to learn. From a masterful grand design to the important small touches that make the school unique, Timberview High will be a building appreciated by students and the community for many years to come.