Built in numerous phases over 6 decades, much of the original Dunbar High School had reached and surpassed its useful life span. BSSW Architects was commissioned by the School District of Lee County to breathe new life into this historical school. The new Dunbar High School features 90,000 square feet of renovated structures connected by 154,000 of new construction, creating a safe and efficient campus plan.
The new Dunbar High School increased the school’s capacity from 980 students to 1,765 students. As a science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) magnate high school, the centerpiece of the campus is the state -of-the-art hands on instructional laboratories including: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, bio-medical engineering, and graphic design, along with a nationally recognized Microsoft systems engineering lab.