In May 2014, we celebrated completion of a major campus improvement project (a new performing arts center, a new athletic center, an enlarged and renovated student Commons, and an expanded Quadrangle). We knew the next big project would be an overhaul of our science and library facilities ~ perhaps in time for the school's 100th anniversary in 2023. But before the grass in the new Quad had fully taken root, a handful of families came forward and said, "We need to do this now." And we did!
The Science, Technology and Research (STAR) Building
The science building and library have been replaced with one larger building. The new building squares off the Quad, softens the end zone of the football field, preserves Graduation Grove, and provides an attractive facade from the Price Road parking lot. The facility provides more than 76,000 square feet of space on three levels to bring science, computer science, engineering, family and consumer science, and the library under one roof.
We built on an accelerated schedule, and opened doors on the new facility, rated at LEED Gold, in August 2018.