Aiken County Public Schools selected McMillan Pazdan Smith for the $10 million, first phase of a multi-phased master plan that included demolishing and reconstructing the entire North Augusta High School on the same site. The school was using multiple portables as classrooms to accommodate students. The first phase of the master plan eliminated all portables and provided much needed classrooms and labs.
Programming for the 45,000 SF school component includes business and science labs, language classrooms and labs, computer labs, special education classrooms, a multi-purpose room, and an administrative area. Exterior and athletic improvements include new baseball and softball fields, multi-use practice fields, and new parking areas. Project completion for Phase I was January 2015.
Phase 2A and Phase 2B, at a cost of $53,760,000, will demolish 48,000 SF of the original buildings and replace them with approximately 200,000 SF of new construction. These additions will include the kitchen/cafeteria, media center, administration area, main classroom buildings, freshman area, and exploratory classrooms. Future phases may include the addition of a new auxiliary gymnasium and locker rooms with renovations to the existing gymnasium and locker rooms, and the addition of new athletic fields. Phase 2A is scheduled for completion Summer 2017 and Phase 2B is scheduled to complete Fall of 2018.