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New Dulaney High School design aims to fix existing problems

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Moseley Architects

The current Dulaney High School (DHS) building has been open since 1965, and now, more than 50 years later, a new school design seeks to fix the core problems with Dulaney’s current infrastructure. Assuming proper funding and approvals are met, ground is set to be broken in the summer of 2025.

The main goal of the new building is to streamline the drop-off and pick-up processes by moving the position of the school building, parking lots and sports fields. In the proposed design, the school entrance will be situated directly behind the Dulaney Rocks. A front parking lot for students will be surrounded by a one-way loop for car drop-offs and pick-ups. There will be a separate parking lot behind the school exclusively for buses. This design will reduce the traffic on Padonia Road.

Students will enter the front of the school into a larger lobby with the auditorium and performing arts rooms on their left and the gymnasium on their right. Past the lobby will be the main lunchroom, a balcony will surround the lunchroom on the second floor. Beyond the lunch room will be the three-story academic wing of the school. The design simplifies the structure of Dulaney to make it easier for teachers to observe and for students to navigate the building.

The new gymnasium will feature several improvements. An auxiliary gym will allow for more seating during sporting events by making use of extending bleachers, and the locker rooms located under the gym will have direct access to the sports fields outside.

Outside, the school will feature an eating area, a greenhouse, new sports fields, a new track and an outdoor HVAC and CTE workyard.

Although the existing design for the new building is not yet finalized, the new school may be open for use in fall of 2028 if all goes according to plan.

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