Elizabeth High School
Elizabeth High School, New Jersey
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Elizabeth Academic High School, located in the city center of Elizabeth, New Jersey, is surrounded by historic buildings, a residential neighborhood, and a park. At this complex site, SOM sought to design a school with its own sense of community that would respond to and enhance its urban environment. Traditional materials such as brick and stone, as well as the subtle articulation of the facade, give the building a distinct texture and style, while also relating it to its neighborhood. Inside the school, quadrangles and courtyards unite disparate parts of the campus and provide social spaces for students and faculty.