A star architect's vision
At an open house, the Standard reported, "most people were impressed not only with the beautiful appearance of the new campus type high school but also with its very evident functional features."
The students who made the transition still have fond memories of Yamasaki's school. "The exterior walkways between buildings felt less confining than the old school's interior hallways and multiple stairwells, some of them narrow and windowless," says Lauhon.
"I was happy to walk outside," says Brown, adding: "The teachers said it woke the students up."
"The breath of fresh air did them good," says Bill Chandler, the school's work-study coordinator. Sam Vogel, social studies teacher and later assistant principal, recalls that "the covered walkways developed leaks, but, unless it was pouring, it wasn't a problem."