Bloomfield High School Replacement
Bloomfield School District
The existing Bloomfield High School was a maze of disconnected buildings that made supervision of students difficult. In addition to being in poor condition, facilities were cramped, poorly laid-out, and had very little natural lighting.
This multi-year, multi-phased project incrementally replaced the majority of existing facilities on the campus, while taking care to minimize disruption to learning activities. Careful schedule control kept the sequence of work on track over the course of five years, ten sub-phases, and three bonding cycles. Ultimately 157,600 square feet of new facilities replaced 122,000 square feet of outdated buildings that were demolished.
The bulk of the new high school is now housed in single two-story building with interior circulation, which minimizes the need for students to move between buildings. The new front entry is obvious and welcoming; while administrative areas have been configured to provide excellent visual control of the entry, student commons, and outdoor student courtyard. Classrooms and support spaces are well proportioned and infused with ample daylighting.