Barack & michelle obama 9TH GRADE CENTER

Lancaster Independent School District

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repurposing a campus for a new use

Exciting renovation to convert an old elementary school into a new Ninth Grade Center for 650 students. The makeover provides an updated and modern facility with a collegiate feel as students transition from middle school to high school. The use of expansive operable doors creates space for multiple, spontaneous uses, and provides a collaborative environment.

Other updates include a new larger reception area reconfigured to allow visual monitoring of people approaching the building, old cafetorium changed into a new Commons adjacent to renovated Library, Fine Arts, foodservice, JROTC, athletic facilities, Culinary arts, Cosmetology, and Career and Technical Education (CTE) spaces.


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Size: 120,000 SF

Budget: $9,800,000

Completion Date: July 2018

Location: Lancaster, Texas



Lancaster Independent School District



Joeris Construction



Teamwork and independent learning - all in one

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"After difficulties with another firm, WRA was hired for how well they listen to us, for their genuine attention to detail, and for providing exactly what we need."

Greg Buchanan, Chief Operations Officer, Lancaster ISD

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