Hamilton Heights High School

Arcadia, Indiana

  • FIRM

    krM Architecture+

  • CLIENT

    Hamilton Heights School Corporation

  • AREA

    22,800 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $2,321,700.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    7/2015

Associated firm: Reitano Design Group (Kitchen/Dining consultant for Servery Project), DVPE (M/E/P Engineering Consultant)

Hamilton Heights High School empowers students to participate in a technologically challenging global environment. The school aspires to graduate healthy, responsible citizens who are lifelong learners and creative, critical thinkers. ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$102.00FEATURED IN2016 Educational Interiors ShowcaseINTERIOR CATEGORYInterior Renovation 2013, a Comprehensive Facilities Plan (CFP) sought to answer the question of what is next for the school corporation.
After the development of the CFP, the high school carried out improvement projects, including additions and renovations to the media center, the cafeteria and servery, and the science classrooms, wet labs, and collaboration areas.
Beyond aesthetic updates, the building needed to provide program areas that aligned with contemporary learning pedagogy. These included collaboration areas within an expanded media center created by enclosing an existing, underused courtyard area; a cafeteria serving line to increase student choice and encourage healthful eating habits; and science area renovations to create “super labs” that provide expanded opportunities for learning in a collaborative lab setting focused on biology, chemistry and physics.