John R. Rogers High School's original, historic 90,000-square-foot building was renovated and restored with a new 170,000-square-foot addition designed to complement the classic art deco design, providing a renewed, state-of-the-art high school and a revitalized community icon. Two large celebratory entrances on each side of the first-floor administration office and second-floor library clearly establish entrance points for students and visitors. A third entrance to the athletic center is easily seen as secondary to the main entrances. A new clock tower located near the student entrance to the commons is a beacon, clearly signaling the main school entrance. Daylighting and views were a major design element with nearly every classroom featuring windows, either to the outside of the building or into a courtyard contained within the building. Each room is equipped with lighting sensors that turn lights off after periods of inactivity.
2010 Honor Award, Excellence in Masonry Design, Masonry Industry Promotion Group
2009 Mayor's Choice Award, City of Spokane Mayor's Urban Design Awards