Aiken County Public Schools selected McMillan Pazdan Smith for the first phase of a multi-phased masterplan that included demolishing and reconstructing the majority of the North Augusta High School on the same site. The school was using multiple portables as classrooms to accommodate students, and phase one eliminated all portables to provide additional classrooms and labs.
Programming for the 45,000 SF school component included science labs, computer labs, a multi-purpose room, and an administrative area with office and workroom. Project completion for Phase I was January 2015.
Phase 2A and Phase 2B demolished 48,000 SF of the original buildings and replaced them with approximately 200,000 SF of new construction. Additions included the kitchen/cafeteria, media center, administration area, 2 main classroom buildings, freshman area, and exploratory classrooms. Phase 2A completed in the Summer 2017 and Phase 2B completed in the Fall of 2018.
Phase 3, partially completed in Summer of 2020 (slated for full completion by Spring of 2021) is a 68,000 SF addition that encompasses the indoor athletic spaces and music studios. This final phase features demolition of the original gymnasium, addition of a new gymnasium with 2,500-seat arena, locker rooms, training facilities, and athletic offices. Outdoor baseball and softball fields and new parking will be added. Also included are band, choral, and orchestra suites and a band practice field. The completion of this phase will culminate in an entirely new high school campus serving the local students without giving up their familiar location within the fabric of the community.