The Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District, having a proud academic tradition of achievement in central New York, embarked on an ambitious $23.7 million facilities expansion to enhance the quality of its educational environment. This revitalization effort included additions and renovations to four schools.
The high school, the largest of the projects, added ASSOCIATED FIRMRobson Woese; Keplinger FreemanCOST PER SQ FT$163.00FEATURED IN2005 Architectural Portfolio two-story wing with 14 classrooms, including a pre-engineered classroom, a 20,000-square-foot gym and locker rooms with elevated track, a darkroom, a media-production classroom and a Project-Lead-the-Way classroom.
Renovated areas included a physics classroom, a fitness/wellness center, a large main lobby, and offices for the nurse and principal. Major sitework terraced an extending sloping hill into usable fields including two multipurpose fields, a practice football field and a new soccer/lacrosse field. A new landscaped entry plaza is featured between the new gym and new parking areas adjacent to the new athletic fields.
The design invigorates the existing, staid classroom buildings. Creativity and visual interest have been added as an integral part of the educational environment.