A major addition to the existing High School in the Warren Hills Regional School District was 51,400 sq. ft. and includes a new Cafeteria, Gymnasium, Wrestling Rooms, Auxiliary Gym, AD’s Office, Training Room and related spaces.
Design Resources Group, Architects, AIA worked with Dometech Commissioning Services to develop a comprehensive commissioning plan for the High School construction project. Since all of the building mechanical systems were programmed for upgrades it was essential that the new systems served the existing facility as well as the new additions and that the systems worked in coordination with each other to maximize efficiency.
The much needed athletic facility allowed Warren Hills Regional to move their football games from the overcrowded space behind the middle school to a new field equipped with the latest artificial turf technology, bleachers for 3500 fans and lights for night games.
The renovation of the High School involved the conversion of the original gym into a new library in order to meet growing enrollment.
As part of the expansion project DRG converted science labs into an agricultural lab with a connected greenhouse. The new labs bring state of the art technology to a growing science program at the Warren Hills Regional High School, which help support the many farms in the western part of the state. Students learn the latest techniques in raising livestock, dairy animals and cash crops. The greenhouse was a complex project that included extensive HVAC and ventilation solutions.
Design Resources Group Architects designed a window system for Warren Hills Middle School that is not only aesthetic, but also provides for weather protection and diminish air infiltration extending the life of the overall building. The new thermally broken sealed insulted glazing systems will provide a better “R” value which will provide energy savings during the life cycle of the system.