On April 7, 2015, HMFH Architects, Inc. presented six building options to the Joint Building Committee. These options spanned complete rehabilitation of the existing high school and Career Technical Center to construction of a new school.
The architectural firm explored four parcels on the existing high school campus as potential building sites. In addition, architects considered options for renovating the existing high school building. Two parcels adjacent to the existing high school were considered for both new construction, as well as renovation and building additions. Other parcels not adjacent to the existing high school were considered for new construction only.
To determine whether a site was a feasible option, the architects used the following criteria:
The architects also considered the educational and facility goals established during community Visioning Sessions. These goals included:
Based on the above factors, HMFH Architects developed six conceptual options. The conceptual options were based upon an Educational Space Program that was developed through discussions with educators and an analysis of the existing facilities. This program lists the size and number of all spaces required for the high school and career technical programs. The Educational Program was aligned with the Educational Facility Goals to create conceptual floor plans for the school, and then judged against the above criteria.
The sites explored included:
The six options are:
At the April 7, 2015 meeting, the JBC voted to pursue three of the six options: Option 4 (Renovation/Addition – Option B), Option 5 (New Construction - Option C), and Option 6 (Full Rehabilitation - Base Option).
All six options can be explored in more detail on the individual option pages linked in the left-hand column of this page.
The minutes of the April 7 meeting, which includes discussion by the JBC on why specific options were selected, can be viewed here.
Documents detailing all options can be accessed below and on the individual option pages.