Hamilton Southeastern High School
Hamilton Southeastern Schools experienced rapid enrollment growth. Their two high schools, Hamilton Southeastern and Fishers, currently house over 2,500 students each. The district conducted a community study and determined that rather than build a third high school, they would build an advanced learning center academy at each campus that would house one thousand students.
The district wanted an architectural firm who could work with stakeholders to explore the requirements of a learning center that would not necessarily be the same as a traditional high school and would take into consideration what teaching and learning looks like at institutions of higher education and centers of innovative learning. CSO was chosen to fulfill that role. CSO worked with educational experts to gather stakeholder input around the tenets of 21st Century School Design and then incorporated the ideas generated that into design concepts that met the required scope and quality for the project. Design documents and detailed renderings were developed for both high schools and were critical in the passage of the May, 2013 referendum. Upon passage of the referendum CSO used the detailed design documents to develop the design criteria package for the Request for Qualifications for design-build teams.