The school district developed “a guidance document for planning, design and construction of major projects using the design team concept.” Susquehannock High School was the third project on the campus site designed using a team approach (school district, architect and construction manager). The design challenge: to integrate additions into the context of the existing CAPACITY1,298COST PER SQ FT$106.74FEATURED IN2003 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation site, establish a maximum project budget and design a building to maintain that budget.
The three school projects on the campus site were designed to accommodate the district’s projected student-enrollment increase and meet future educational program needs. The high school project included a three-story classroom addition with a geometric facade solution that mimicked the existing long window/infill expanse; expansion of core facilities including administrative/student services, music rooms, student-dining areas, technology education rooms, FCS; and physical-education upgrades, including a fitness center constructed in an existing courtyard.
The district administration offices, which are at the high school, received additions and upgrades, including a dividable meeting room with a TV/audio studio that functions as a training center and board room.