Project Update: Peters Township New High School Out to Bid
April 6, 2018
As the first Quarter of 2018 came to a close, Hayes Design Group Architects (HDG) celebrated an important milestone on the Peters Township High School project as the final design stage concluded and the project was approved to go out to bid by the Peters Township School Board. Expected construction cost of the project is between $75-$80 million including sitework. A pre-bid meeting is scheduled for April 18, and bids are being solicited for nine contracts: Sitework, General, Plumbing Site Utility, Casework, Food Service Equipment, Fire Protection, Plumbing, HVAC, and Electrical.
For this project, HDG partnered with Weber Murphy Fox (WMF) to first perform a Feasibility Study for the Peters Township School District to determine the viability of renovating the existing Peters Township High School versus building a new high school. A Facilities Assessment of the District’s other facilities was also completed. Based on these studies, the School District decided to construct a new high school building on a portion of the former Rolling Hills Country Club property that the District had recently purchased. The HDG/WMF team was hired by the District to provide complete architectural and engineering services for the new high school. During the design process, the team developed a preliminary Conceptual Design that preserved the integrity of the open land, rolling hills, and beautiful vistas on the existing site. These features were integrated into the final design of the building and the exterior aspects of the site including new sports fields, plazas, and parking areas. Stakeholder meetings were also held to determine and establish necessary security features of the new high school.
The new 298,000 SF, three-story high school will consist of three wings (Academic, Fine Arts, and Physical Education). Features of the new high school include: 50 general instruction classrooms surrounding a two-story Learning Commons with an adjacent learning stair, 1,200-seat performance auditorium, food court style cafeteria with an outdoor dining patio, 2,000-seat multi-sport gymnasium, 300-seat auxiliary gymnasium, and an 8-lane natatorium. The design also features 21st century learning concepts including interactive technology and spaces that promote collaboration with flexible furniture arrangements.
Construction of the new high school is scheduled to begin in the Summer of 2018.