Adams High School

Rochester Hills, Michigan

  • FIRM

    French Associates

  • CLIENT

    Rochester Community Schools

  • AREA

    315,413 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $23,000,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/2001

As a result of a 1997 bond issue, Adams High School underwent major renovations and additions.

The school was built in 1966. Over the past 30 years, it has seen two major classroom additions: pool and locker room, and an auxiliary gymnasium with varsity locker room. This newest project added a 600-seat performing-arts center complete with flyloft and full ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$72.92FEATURED IN2002 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas system. Several auditorium support spaces were added, including a scene shop, dressing rooms, rehearsal studio, and video production and editing rooms.

The gymnasium has been expanded to allow for three cross-court basketball/volleyball practice courts and center competition court. The expanded facility will accommodate more than 1,500 spectators.

Seven rooms were converted into fully equipped science rooms, including a chemistry room. Each of the academic classrooms received new carpeting, painted walls, new ceilings, and updated lighting and technology packages.

A student commons area was added within the existing building, which houses the counseling department and more than 700 lockers. This area gives the students an open corridor in which to gather, socialize or get to lockers.