J.L. Mann High School, Greenville County Schools
J.L. Mann High School is a two-story school serving 1,500 students. McMillan Pazdan Smith held public meetings with the community to gather input for the design of the ninth – twelfth grade campus that was part of the district’s multi-million-dollar private financing initiative.
A central atrium serves as a lobby for the shared gymnasium, auditorium, and cafeteria spaces, while classroom wings were placed behind the community areas. The ninth-grade wing, an Academy of Math and Technology, is separated from the main school with a shared Arts Center, providing an excellent transition into the high school environment. Existing football, baseball, and softball fields were renovated to provide cosmetic and code improvements, while track and tennis courts were added to the new site. The 248,260 SF building was designed with a precast panel exterior with brick inlay and large open dining and common areas to encourage interaction and informal learning opportunities.
In 2017, our firm designed a covered, connecting bridge and a new wing addition that includes classrooms, lab space, an interactive think tank, and abundant natural daylighting with numerous windows.