Chatfield’s high school is currently being renovated to bring it up to 21st century education standards.

Chatfield High School Addition & Remodel

Location:
Chatfield, MN
General Contractor:
R.A. Morton Construction Managers
Architect:
Wendel
Engineer:
Larson Engineering
Owner:
Chatfield Public Schools ISD 227
Description: 

Chatfield’s high school is currently being renovated to bring it up to 21st century education standards. The planned $13 million project will include bringing the science department up to code and making the common and athletic areas of the school building more accessible and functional.

“To me, it’s an expression of the community desire to bring what’s been a very solid and serviceable facility up to contemporary standards,” said Superintendent Ed Harris.

Around 400 students from grades 7 to 12 will benefit from the high school renovations. In December 2016, meetings where held with the district’s construction managers and architects to discuss the project’s first phase; construction started the following summer (2017).

There’s been intensive work done on bringing the school — some sections of which were built in the late ’50s — up to modern code. Mostly, the upgrades are to help address the aging school building, Harris said. “We definitely look to modernize educational spaces, and we want to make it efficient and practical.”

Wells Concrete provide nearly 10,000 sq. ft of precast concrete for this project addition.  Construction included 8” hollowcore plank and 10’ wide architectural insulated wall panels with an acid etch, sandblast and waterwash finish.

Product Sq. ft. # Members
Hollowcore plank 8” 1,031 24
Architectural insulated wall panels 10’ wide 8,492 43

For more information about this project, contact Rick Girard.