Partnered with Bray Architects, the School District of Florence County successfully passed a $14.5 million, two-question referendum by a wide margin. Guided by a facilities study and community survey, this project focused on infrastructure and educational improvements at the middle/high school.
A 9,300 square foot, two-story academic addition features four middle school classrooms and two restrooms. All existing academic spaces (61,500 square feet), including STEM shops and labs, received extensive interior renovations. As a result of these renovations, a new Distance Learning classroom and new secure main entrance were also created.
Scope of work also involved the demolition of a 1950s vintage academic wing and restoration of the historically-significant 1930s vintage masonry section of the school. A 2,200 square foot addition houses a new kitchen, replacing the kitchen that was located in the demolition zone.
Infrastructure upgrades throughout the existing building include new plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems, roof replacement, American with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliance improvements, and window and door replacement. A new full coverage automatic sprinkler system was also installed.