King Philip Regional High School

Wrentham, Massachusetts

The architect conducted a comprehensive feasibility study for the King Philip Regional School District to determine the most educationally sound, cost-effective solution to student population growth and outdated facilities.

Built in 1956, the high school no longer met current or projected educational expectations. ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,350COST PER SQ FT$194.11FEATURED IN2009 Architectural Portfolio Multiple design options were explored, and an addition and renovation solution was selected to best meet the district’s educational needs and financial means.

The phased project commenced with a two-story classroom addition, conversion of a vocational-technical wing into a technology/media center, and modernization of the fieldhouse and athletic support space. Once that was completed, students moved into their new academic space. Phase II proceeded with construction of an 850-seat performance auditorium, cafeteria common, fine-arts center and main entrance. The existing auditorium was converted into a band/music suite.

Keeping the school operational with minimal disruptions during construction, King Philip Regional High School became a modern school facility at a reasonable cost.