Winters High School underwent a significant transformation that was completed over multiple phases in order to be as minimally disruptive as possible to campus operations. The first project was a new Career Technical Education (CTE) Center, which is located at the entry of the school, serving as a beacon for campus visitors and a hub for student enrichment. The 9,000 square foot CTE facility boasts classrooms for culinary arts, sciences and technology programs. As the signature component of the overall campus renovation, this project was completed in Phase 1 and set the tone for the new architectural vocabulary which ties back to the history of Winters with use of full brick veneer and cast bronze medallions. Studio W also renovated the athletics stadium, with a new 6-lane synthetic track, bleachers and lighting.

The Phase 2 projects at Winters High School further enhanced and developed the academic, student-centered and athletic facilities at the site, the highlight of which were the new student union and administration buildings. As the campus remained operational during construction, considerations for project prioritization, student safety and construction scheduling were carefully orchestrated by the Studio W team. Additional scope of Phase 2 focused on converting and improving existing space, as well as developing new educational environments, such as a new classroom wing. Existing art labs were converted into a student union/cafeteria, which opened to students in 2019. The cafeteria was demolished and replaced with a new administration building, completed in 2020.

Phase 3 of the Winters High School Modernization included a new classroom wing with 12 learning spaces, including a biology lab, a life skills lab and support spaces. The architecture of the new buildings is consistent with the vernacular that was established with the Phase 1 and 2 projects. The signature elements of full brick veneer, stucco finish and bronze casting are carried through, creating a cohesive vocabulary and transforming the campus into a next generation facility, ready to serve the students, staff and families of Winters well into the future.


Winters Joint Unified School District


43,300 SF


$32.7 million


Phase 1: Completed 2019
Phase 2: Completed 2020
Phase 3: Completed 2021


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