One of the first OFCC design-build projects, SHP delivered an open, flexible environment to better serve the client’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program and student needs. The project included a 52,886 square foot expansion and renovation of a former big box retail space. SHP had to address over $800,000 of life safety improvements before the project could move forward with its aggressive 8-month schedule. The project was still finished on time and within the budget.
- Classrooms; science labs with support space; project labs included an engineering bar; open, flexible break out areas with soft seating; a wellness room to support PE activities; and offices and conference rooms.
- Windows and open spaces to showcase educational activities throughout the school and promote transparency.
- The design opens up the old storefront for daylight and to create a new, secured, secondary entrance for students.