Traughber Junior High School

Oswego, Illinois

The design for Traughber Junior High School included two additions. A cafeteria was built to the northwest side of the school, and a gymnasium/music suite was attached to the southwest side. The area of the cafeteria addition totaled 5,370 square feet and included a kitchen, serving area and dining room.

The gymnasium/music suite footprint was 18,967 square feet, ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY650COST PER SQ FT$135.92FEATURED IN2002 Architectural Portfolio included a competition basketball court, locker rooms, band and choir rooms, practice rooms and storage rooms.

The overall area of the school increased to 127,058 square feet. In addition, about 10,000 square feet of the existing school was renovated to accommodate seven new classrooms.

Because of the age of Traughber Junior High School, the building was an amalgam of building additions in various architecture and design that spanned over five decades. A fresh look for the building made the oldest building in the district look like the newest.