Project Update: Lovelady ISD 2020 Campus Improvements
A $7.5 Million bond that was passed on November 5th of 2019 initiated the 2020 Campus Improvements Project on Lovelady ISD. The school district decided to use the bond to focus on upgrading the Elementary and High School Facilities in order to continue providing quality education to the students. The three major areas of focus are an Elementary School Addition, secure High School entrance, and providing a new gym for the students. Lovelady ISD selected our firm to provide Architecture, Engineering, Surveying and Interior Design services.
Once completed, the new gymnasium building will be roughly 24,000 SF. It will be located between the existing press box and Jr. High School wings. Connected by a corridor to the high school and junior high wings, the new gym will serve as a gathering area for school events and other function such as graduation. The following will be included in the new facility:
- Girls' Varsity and JV locker rooms with restroom access
- Boys' Varsity and JV locker rooms with restroom access
- 2 offices for coaching staff
- Equipment storage room
- Training room
The front entrance to the high school will be renovated, including the administrative offices located near the entrance. To increase the safety of students and teachers, the renovated entrance will include electronically-controlled doors, allowing school administrators to oversee campus visitors. Additions to the administrative department include a human resources office, reception are, break room, and ADA compliant staff restrooms. Upon completion, the district's staff will be able to run separately from the day to day operations of the high school's administration.
The following is an overview of the improvements and additions that will be made to the Lovelady Elementary School:
- A new classroom addition on the end of the building to provide 2 additional classrooms, a fine arts room, large workroom, new student restrooms and 2 staff restrooms
- Update to corridors with finishes including new ceiling files and paint
- Restrooms will be ADA compliant
Site work began February of 2021 to prepare the ground for construction to begin. With drawings being finalized, construction is expected to be completed by the Fall of 2022.