Lemont Township High School District 210 was faced with an old facility that did not provide adequate infrastructure to support current technologies and did not have the flexibility to accommodate a growing enrollment. The district planned for a referendum approval for expansion and improvements.
The architect hosted strategic work sessions with school ASSOCIATED FIRMFredrick Quinn Corporation, Construction ManagerCAPACITY1,600COST PER SQ FT$77.90FEATURED IN1998 Architectural Portfolio heads, staff and administration in an effort to properly address referendum issues. Through brochures and public presentations, the architect also worked with referendum committees to inform taxpayers of the needs for the improvements, and the referendum was approved.
The Lemont High School project was implemented in phases to allow the school to remain open throughout the various construction activities. The project was completed on schedule and within budget.
The completed school features 164,400 square feet of new additions for classrooms, a learning center, administration offices, a fieldhouse and locker rooms. Renovations of 154,600 square feet include mechanical/electrical systems, lighting, ceilings, kitchen/cafeteria and exterior facade. Significant sitework required a new two-level parking facility for 300 cars, tennis courts, storm-water retention, and drainage and utility modifications.
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