Altus High School, Renovation and Addition

Altus, Oklahoma

Altus High School was expanded and renovated to accommodate the growing and thriving community of Altus, Okla. The renovation of this 1930 building addresses modernizations and code updates while maintaining the merits of its original stately character.

The renovation included interior reorganization to create a modern, cohesive learning environment with ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMJoe D. Hall, General Contractor; Engineering Solutions, LLC; Wittenberg Engineering, Inc.CAPACITY1,200COST PER SQ FT$128.00FEATURED IN2013 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation updates and sustainable finishes. At the district’s request, the architect restored the original terrazzo floor and was able to artfully integrate the Altus bulldog mascot at the entrance. The interior reorganization also created a centralized administration area and a secure entrance.

The addition connects discretely to the east side of the existing structure and wraps around to enclose a courtyard where students can socialize between classes and hold pep rallies before sporting events.

The new design complements the original building with monumental arches that mark the entrance to the courtyard. Included in the addition are 23 new classrooms, science labs and offices.