The master plan addressed challenges of improving existing conditions, while also accommodating phased construction on a tight and occupied site. The TCF-led design team performed an evaluation of existing conditions and infrastructure, then met with district administration and high school department leads to determine current and future programmatic needs. The needs assessment rated the existing building and room attributes, including current educations use and adequacy, accessibility, functionality, views, lighting, acoustics, and the potential to adapt to future change. This established a baseline for the master planning process.
A variety of potential scenarios provided options for the school district to consider, including rebuilding new; remodeling the existing; creating a separate STEAM high school, and other alternatives. Ultimately the preferred option involved expansion and remodel of the existing campus. The master plan outlines areas of the building to be replaced with new construction, plus existing areas to remain that will receive minor, moderate, and full modernization, all while avoiding the use of more portables during construction.
This project is awaiting bond approval.