The Huntsville City school board built the new Lee High School adjacent to the existing campus, keeping it within the city core. Bostick Landscape Architects (BLA) selected the plant palette based on ease of maintenance and developed two unique courtyards at the school. One of these courtyards services the lunchroom, allowing students to eat lunch outside. The other serves as the entrance to the gymnasium and theater. BLA worked closely with the architect to develop the hardscape, emphasizing the patron’s enjoyment of the space both before and after events. BLA provided seat walls throughout the courtyard and created a “ceiling” for the area using various trees.
When Lee High School opened, New Century Technology High School also moved into the new campus. The irrigation system for both the academic and athletic campuses was designed with a “smart controller” to automatically adjust the irrigation through a soil moisture system and meters to monitor potential breaks in the irrigation lines. The school district wanted to redesign the existing building and campus to provide new athletic fields, including a regulation baseball field and a new soccer field.