Allegany High School

Cumberland, MD Completed 2018
Project Highlights
  • Board of Education of Allegany County
  • New Construction
  • 144,000 sf
  • Anticipating LEED Silver
  • 850 student capacity

A new home for the Campers!

Once known as the oldest continuously operating high school in the state of Maryland, after 93 years of being housed in a dark and outdated building, the students and faculty of Allegany High School arrived to a brand new facility in the Fall of 2018. Perched atop Haystack Mountain, students enjoy bright, open spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows that frame breathtaking views of Cumberland Valley which extends for miles through the Maryland and Pennsylvania mountains.

Organized around an interior student commons area, daylight flows through this three-story facility. Transparency, project-based learning, and student-centered spaces were the primary objectives in mind when planning this project. Students have the freedom to socialize and collaborate in open common areas that feature flexible seating and inviting furniture, while administrators and faculty members take comfort in their safety with clear sightlines throughout the building.