Higher Education and PreK-12
Following a successful referendum, IGW provided comprehensive planning, design and construction phase services to Urbana School District 116 for the expansion and renovation of a 1950’s vintage junior high building to support a multifaceted middle school curriculum serving a diverse community. 50,000 square feet of new space was added including a main entrance, administrative and student services offices, a cafetorium with rehearsal space and classrooms for music, art, industrial arts, and family and consumer sciences.
The 144,000 square foot existing building was completely renovated including the reconfiguration of instructional, administrative and support space along with the upgrade of all building finishes and mechanical and electrical systems. A new second floor bridge connector between existing wings and the addition of an elevator enhanced the overall building circulation and accessibility. Site improvements included reconfiguration of bus and student drop-offs, separation of pedestrian and vehicular traffic and expanded parking for visitors, faculty and staff. The project was phased to allow continuous occupancy during the two-year construction period.