Raymore-Peculiar High School Additions and Renovations
Type: Additions and Renovations
Building Square Footage:
Addition: 123,000 sf
Renovation: 80,000 sf
Construction Cost: $27,000,000 for Phases I and II
Services Rendered: Architectural Design
In November 2015, incite Design Studio was retained by the RPSD to lead the programming and design for the April 2016 Bond Issue Projects. The scope of work includes a 90,000 sf addition and 60,000 sf renovation of the high school to increase the instructional capacity from 1,200 students to 2,200 students by the 2017-2018 school year. Additional design work included renovations to two intermediate schools to modify the existing Grades 5-6 classrooms to Grades K-5, and convert an elementary school into an early childhood center.
The high school addition features a new media center with ample natural light, meeting areas, coffee bar, and reference materials. The two-story classroom addition includes a freshman center learning area with makers labs, core classrooms, freshman administrative areas, and a separate entrance to the school. Additional parking, outdoor seating and learning areas, and upgrades to various learning areas complete the school transformation into a 21st-century learning facility.
Grade reconfigurations to the district required modifications to existing intermediate schools into K-5 elementary schools. The grade reconfiguration alleviates overcrowding at the intermediate and middle schools.
Prior to the April 2016 ballot, incite Design Studio completed construction documents for the high school, as well as provided bond assistance to the district. The high school additions and renovations concluded in time for the 2017-2018 school year.