PDT has a long history of designing innovative high schools. Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in the early 1990s was the first comprehensive high school in the State of Maine, integrating academic and vocational programs in the same curriculum. Oxford Hills was followed by another integrated high school, Mt. Blue Campus, in 2010.

PDT is proud to work with clients who believe in instituting major educational reforms and allowing our building designs to contribute as a third teacher with innovations that allow students to understand alternative energy, engineering, and building systems.

PDT has worked with clients in forming school spaces that support expeditionary learning, project-based curriculums, and hands-on learning. These buildings are technology-rich, with a wide variety of spaces. Our best high schools contain STEM classrooms, flexible learning commons, maker spaces, and innovation centers. We believe that today’s high schools need a broad range of spaces where students can study quietly, work in groups, present projects, and show off their learning in a transparent, open learning environment. 


Current high school projects

SUMNER HIGH SCHOOL, RSU #24

  • New high school
  • In planning

 MT. ARARAT HIGH SCHOOL, MSAD #75

  • New high school
  • In design, completion expected 2020

FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL

  • Additions and renovations
  • Phase 1 completed, Phase 2 under construction

THORNTON ACADEMY DORMITORY, SACO

  • Completed 2017