The new Morrow High School is Clayton County’s brand new school. AH&P designed the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems for the facility which was designed by Perkins & Will. The school opened in the fall of 2022 and features 345,000sq.ft of indoor space and is designed for 2,200 students and had a construction cost of $86 million. The project has been the recipient of several awards including the 2023 Excellence Award from the Georgia chapter of The American Institute of Architects, ‘Best in Design’ by Best In Atlanta Real Estate, and the Phil Freelon Professional Design Award in the ‘Unbuilt Category’.
The academic building is an S-shaped double loaded corridor that follows a natural ridgeline on the building site. In the bends there are large common spaces with lots of windows to allow natural light into the building. There are multiple covered outdoor seating areas to allow students a chance to get outside throughout the day. In addition to standard classrooms and computer labs, the building also includes many science labs, a health care lab, a piano lab, art and pottery studios, and two rooms of flight simulators, and features both a practice/PE gym and a full competition gym along with a stellar weight lifting room. The outdoor athletic facilities include tennis courts, a baseball field, a softball field, JV/practice football field, and a football/track stadium designed to serve the entire county.