Three architect firms hired to develop conceptual plans for five high school construction projects received final approvals from the Alamance-Burlington Board of Education on Tuesday, October 13.
“Today is an exciting milestone, not just for our school district, but one that should make our entire community proud,” remarked Superintendent Bruce Benson. “Our citizens overwhelmingly supported the education bond proposal in 2018 and it is so exciting to get a glimpse of what our collective investment will mean for our future high school students, our educators and our entire community. These plans bring us closer to construction and completion of much-needed substantial improvements for our community’s schools.”
Pinnacle Architecture earned final approval for both Southern and Eastern Alamance High Schools’ renovation and construction project plans as part of the 2018 voter approved bond proposal. Their initial plans for similar upgrades and additions at Western Alamance High School also received the go-ahead to advance to the next stage of the review process.
Moseley Architects earned unanimous support for final schematic plans presented for the new high school that will be constructed on property located near the intersection of Jim Minor Road and Hwy 119, Graham. The site plan outlined placement of a full athletic complex on the property including practice, soccer, baseball, and softball fields, tennis courts and football stadium in addition to the main two-story brick school structure.
Final plans for renovations, upgrades and construction at Cummings and Graham high schools presented by representatives from Morris-Berg Architects highlighted features related to their proposed designations as speciality interest campuses. Board members voted unanimously in support of the two plans presented.
Board Chair Allison Gant summed up the board’s excitement about progress toward completion of the bond projects: “We are so appreciative of this opportunity provided by our community to improve academic campuses for our high schools. It is exciting to see the results of this first design phase completed and to witness that the vision for the education bond is becoming a reality for our students and our educators. This is a shining example of Alamance County’s cooperative spirit and commitment to progress.”