John Marshall High School




Moundsville, WV


237,900 gsf


Citation Award - AIA West Virginia

Silling Architects worked in partnership with the John Marshall High School Additions and Renovations Project to create a transformational architectural design solution supporting the modern era of learning. A sophisticated interior material and color palette throughout the entire campus begin to blur the lines between high school, college, and workplace environments.


Additions to the buildings include a new 3-story main entrance with relocated administrative offices providing visual and physical control for students and visitors, a new secondary entrance to serve the performing arts and athletics building, and a new 2-story circulation element bringing together the disconnected educational spaces. Extensive interior renovations of the main academic building allow for a larger, singular cafeteria/social commons and a modern food court serving space adjacent to a new research and media center to become the nucleus of the primary building level, surrounded by fully renovated and reorganized classrooms.

Silling Architects took the time to meet and listen to those that would use the building daily. They stopped to hear what students and staff needed and what would be appealing to them. The end result was nothing short of extraordinary!

Michael Hince, School Superintendent - John Marshall High School