Projects - Richardton-Taylor High School Addition and Renovation
Richardton-Taylor High School Addition and Renovation
The original Richardton School was constructed in the early 1960s. Over the years, the communities of Richardton and Taylor merged their school districts, enrollment has increased, and the curriculum expanded, all straining the existing school building.
After discovering structural deficiencies and struggling to make the existing building work with current technology and educational methods, the Richardton-Taylor School District voted on and passed a bond referendum for the construction of a new school.
Übl Design Group took an active role in guiding the school board, administration and faculty through the programming and schematic design phases of the project.
Gathering information from faculty and staff through surveys and conversations
Performing a detailed analysis of the space needs for each program to ensure the newly constructed learning spaces will be able to successfully accommodate current and future education methods
Hosting site visits of similar schools that have been recently constructed
The Richardton-Taylor School Addition was a multi-phased project involving the demolition of the existing academic wing and construction of a 43,500 SF addition consisting of three areas:
7,610 SF single story administrative/kitchen/cafeteria-gathering area attached to the east side of the existing gymnasium
23,075 SF two-story academic east wing encompassing a learning resource center, special education classrooms, lecture classrooms for humanities, mathematics, ITV and two science classrooms/laboratories
10,880 SF single-story music/art/shop/technology wing
All areas of the building are organized around a central landscaped exterior courtyard, directly south of the existing gymnasium. A main connecting corridor, also directly south of the existing gymnasium, and situated on an east-west axis, connects the different areas of the building.
Construction was completed on Phase I, the two-story academic wing, in August 2018 in time for the academic school year. Construction of Phase II, the music/art/shop/technology wing was completed in February 2019.