Paoli Jr./Sr. High School, Auditorium and Auxiliary Gymnasium Addition

Paoli, Indiana

  • FIRM

    Kovert Hawkins Architects


    Paoli Community School Corporation

  • AREA

    65,900 sq.ft.





The auxiliary gymnasium supplements the school’s current overused gymnasium. The new gymnasium can be set up in multiple configurations to provide tremendous flexibility. The fitness equipment room and elevated walking track are used before, during and after school.

The addition entry point leads to a new central lobby ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$171.00FEATURED IN2010 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation public restrooms, trophy cases and concessions area. Four classrooms and support spaces for both the performance-arts center and the auxiliary gymnasium complete the project. The new addition was designed as a split level with the upper level aligning with the existing building and the lower level dropping 10 feet to follow the existing topography.

Main structural components are load-bearing CMU, steel joists and hollow-core concrete floor slabs. Several finish materials were coordinated throughout the project to capture and complement the school’s colors of purple and gold.