A high school for Pound, Virginia
This is an actual project. The high school under current construction in Pound, Virginia, was designed by D. R. Beeson, Architect, Johnson City, Tennessee. With Mr. Beeson’s permission, I am using the educational program for Pound High School as a basis for this work.
The most challenging aspect of this problem is not simply designing a functional secondary school, but designing one which will fit the rising irregularities of the steep slopes of the site. The approach to this problem will be an attempt to accomplish a fusion of architecture and landscape into an organically integrated whole which will express man’s inherent oneness with nature. Such a building must shape itself as a symbol of the inspiration of the site.