Case Study – E.C. Glass High School, Lynchburg, VA
This historic school, named for a long-time superintendent of schools in Lynchburg, is a highly visible landmark located along a beautiful part of the city. It was designed and built in the 1950s and has remained virtually unaltered since its completion, keeping intact its conservative modern design and it’s locally familiar soft-red brick with limestone appearance. A testament to its beauty is the fact that officials of several companies that relocated to Lynchburg in the ’50s cited this impressive municipal accomplishment as a decisive factor in their decision to go there. In the Spring of 2003, groundbreaking began on a $28 million modernization of the school, which included the renovation of classrooms, administrative space, kitchen and dining facilities, along with the addition of an auxiliary gymnasium and a new science wing. Rehab was completed in 2006.