Garden City provides new facility for KS High School Students

Adolfson & Peterson Construction, one the nation’s top school builders, took responsibility for the implementation of Garden City, Kan.’s new 385,000-sf high school, which accommodates 2,000 + students.

The design for USD 457 segments the school into five distinct Small Communities of Learning (SCL): Public Service, Arts and Communication, Health and Science, Vocational Technology and a Freshman Academy. Each SCL is more akin to a higher education/trade school environment than a high school. For example, Vocational Technology includes a full culinary arts kitchen; a construction trades laboratory; a welding shop; and a multi-bay auto shop while Health and Science features laboratory facilities that could rival those found at dedicated medical research facilities. The school will be a source of pride for generations to come.

The $92.5 million facility was funded by taxpayers, who passed the necessary bond issue.

Lee Construction was also on the Building Team. DLR Group and GMCN Architects designed the project.

Read the original article by BD+C Staff via Building+Design Construction Network.