Noblesville High School
In 2013, The Noblesville school community passed a $28 million referendum to expand the capacity of their middle and high schools. CSO Architects was responsible for the design of the complex plan which included creating a 9th grade wing at the High School and converting the existing 9th Grade Center to a 6th through 8th grade middle school. The design solution for the conversion project included creating three distinct grade level areas in the academic areas of the building. This was achieved by building a 12 classroom addition to the north and creating a corridor loop for safe and secure student travel throughout the building. The goal of the corridor system was to allow students from one grade level to travel to shared support spaces without having to go through the other grade level academic area.
The existing pool was renovated to include an LGI room and a community room, both of which are adjacent to the secured entry at the main office. The design of the Freshman Academy on the high school campus provided a 2-story classroom addition for 850 students that allows freshman programming to take place separately from the 10 – 12 academic areas, with some shared support space. In addition to academic classrooms a freshman gym which also serves as a multi-purpose fieldhouse was added. A new band room was created in the area of the former industrial technology suite and renovations of the old band room provided space for orchestra. Project Lead the Way labs were created in the remaining industrial technology area and were outfitted for today’s technology. The cafeteria was also expanded to allow for the additional students.