Construction Work Full Steam Ahead

Once school lets out for the summer, the campus of Rockhurst High School usually is pretty quiet until August. But as soon as final exams ended in late-May, demolition crews flooded into the upper campus (main building) to begin work on the new Academic Learning Commons.  Meanwhile, construction crews have been busy at the lower campus (stadium) since October on the Student Life and Alumni Center.  Both projects are part of the Building on Our Tradition (BOOT) Capital Campaign.

Six classrooms on the second floor have been gutted to be converted to part of the Academic Learning Commons. This new area will serve as the epicenter of student engagement.  It will provide new classrooms, focused work areas, and work, pitch and innovative maker spaces.  

These classrooms and spaces will enhance educational performance and reflect future working environments, as well as create spaces for collaborative and individual work.  This area is expected to be completed by the first day of classes in August.

  

  

  

  

Following the demolition of the historic Al Davis, Jr. Field House in October, construction began almost immediately on the new lower campus building: the Student Life and Alumni Center.

This 16,000 square-foot, two-story multi-purpose facility will be home to a field house, athletic locker rooms, training facilities, coaches' offices, flexible meeting room, movable walls, used for classrooms, retreats or gathering space.  The middle practice field, located just above the field house will also be turfed.

General Contractor, JE Dunn, anticipates an Aug. 1, 2017 completion date.

 

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