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Bangs High School

Completion: July, 2008
Construction Cost: $7,800,000
Building Area: 70,420 Sq.Ft.
Cost per Sq.Ft.: $110.74
Capacity (Core/Initial): 506 Students / 437 Students
Awards: TASA/TASB 2008 Award in Value
 
Design 
This rural high school incorporates features that enhance community use; both the student body & community will use its 700-seat performing arts center. The entry foyer also serves as auditorium lobby & student dining area. Glass walls & high volumes serve to open the interiors & convey spaciousness.
 
Educational Appropriateness 
The community is invited into the building; the library, commons & performing arts center will be a community amenity outside of school use. The technology infrastructure of wired & wireless networks is fully integrated into the building architecture.
 
Innovation 
The design makes multiple uses of its public spaces; the entry foyer also serves as auditorium lobby & student dining area. The compact plan & multiple use of space gave this project a highly efficient design. The building architecture is derivative of existing building cues. 
 
Process of Planning 
This project was the culmination of a community planning process that involved the input of a representative cross section of the community. The building solution was driven by community input, which resulted in an overwhelming bond election success.
 
Sustainability 
The efficient, compact building plan minimizes exterior surface area & circulation space; less heat is absorbed & there is less volume to cool. Mechanical systems were selected to minimize operating expense & life cycle cost. Fresh air systems are controlled by CO2 sensors, which maintain good indoor air quality & minimize energy use.
 
Value 
This fully equipped new high school, occupied in July/2008, was constructed for a total cost of $110.74/SF ($103.64/SF building cost). In addition to academic areas this includes a performing arts center, labs, Ag facility, library, band hall & site development. Mechanical systems & finish materials were selected to minimize operating expense & life cycle cost.