The architect worked closely with Clayton School District on the design and construction of a new four-story, 160,000 square-foot addition and renovation. A new three-story science and technology addition replaces all outdated science rooms with innovative science labs and classrooms.
The multipurpose addition also provides ASSOCIATED FIRMRandall Design; ABNA Eng.; Larson Eng., Inc.; McClure Eng., Inc.; HERA, Inc.; Nancy NafeCAPACITY1,787COST PER SQ FT$181.25FEATURED IN2012 Architectural Portfolio learning space for pre-engineering, robotics, journalism, yearbook, world languages and FACS programs. English, social studies and world languages departments were consolidated, reconfigured and remodeled to improve interdisciplinary collaboration. Additional power and data was added to increase technology capacity in all classrooms. The theater was remodeled to include a hydraulic orchestra pit to serve the extension of the stage.
A compact two-story athletics addition relocated the athletic offices to improve circulation issues. Health classrooms, a renovated training room and other areas address several Title IX compliance regulations.
The project is registered for LEED silver certification. HVAC equipment was updated and replaced to improve the indoor air quality and increase energy efficiency. Ceilings, walls and flooring were replaced throughout most of the existing facility.