Kaiserslautern-Vogelweh: New Construction of Kaiserslautern-Vogelweh High School, Design 2

Bird's Eye View of Kaiserslautern-Vogelweh High School
Bird's Eye View of Kaiserslautern-Vogelweh High School

The project involves the new construction of a high school for 850 students of grades 9 through 12. The two-story building complex is located in the eastern area of the Kaiserslautern-Vogelweh military installation and is administered by the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) of the United States Department of Defense.

The design meets the criteria for a 21st century educational facility, as outlined in guidelines developed by DODEA. One of the major advances is the shift from using individual classrooms to grouping several differently sized areas together and eliminating the traditional division of educational and common spaces, thereby making every area within a 21st century school an opportunity to learn.

For this project, the Dorsch International Wiesbaden team around Reinhold Weis in collaboration with SchenkelShultz Architecture Orlando have been awarded with the 

"Citation of Excellence Award 2013"

by the U.S. magazine "Learning by Design" which is issued by the American Association of Architects.



Community Area of High School
Community Area of High School


Architecture and Urban Design


Dorsch International Consultants

Construction Sum

€ 50 million


Landesbetrieb Liegenschafts- und Baubetreuung, Kaiserslautern

Project Activities

Building Data:

  • Building area: approx. 10,000 m²
  • Gross floor space: approx. 17,150 m²
  • Gross volume: approx. 102,700 m³

Project Services:

  • Basic evaluation
  • Preliminary design
  • Concept design
  • Final design
  • Preparation of specifications and calculation of costs
  • Construction supervision


  • Architecture
  • Structural design
  • Interior design
  • Building services
  • EnEV 2009
  • LEED certification


From 2013 to 2018