Increased enrollment and technology changes made the original 86,914-square-foot Denmark High School, which was built in 1964, inadequate. Working with staff and the Citizens Advisory Group, the district identified needs, including 14 additional classrooms, four science rooms, art room, weightroom, multipurpose/wrestling room, band and choral area, library, CAPACITY875COST PER SQ FT$43.16FEATURED IN1999 Architectural Portfolio center, locker-room expansion, a teacher workroom, an auditorium, and new high school and district offices.
Upgrades to the existing buildings included windows, ceilings, flooring, painting and air conditioning.
These needs resulted in a two-story, 73,272-square-foot addition and 38,000-square-foot remodeling project. Combining an auditorium with an existing cafeteria created a 650-capacity cafetorium with a stage. This multidimensional space is used as a cafeteria, study hall, auditorium and, through the use of a movable wall, 200-seat conference center. The acoustics and sound system were designed to accommodate this range of use.
The audiovisual multimedia center will allow the school to televise events and broadcast to the school in a closed-circuit network, create music videos and broadcast on the local cable-TV public-access channel.