Harrison High School Bernstein Auditorium Renovation

In 2006, BBS was retained by the Harrison School District to provide project planning and preliminary design solutions for a major capital improvement project in accordance with constantly evolving scope and scheduling requirements.

The proposed $38.7 million High School portion of the overall district-wide improvement project was dedicated to the renovation, upgrades and spatial/infrastructure improvements to the original 1960’s building. The project proposed to expand the existing school footprint with several building additions as well as to renovate much of the school’s interiors. A new state-of-the-art Music Wing was proposed along with a new Science Wing. Complimentary to the proposed expansion of the Guidance Office, the Music Wing addition’s massing was used to re-define the school’s main entrance – as a recognizable and a prominent visual feature.

Concurrently with the $150 million bond referendum improvements planning, BBS worked on various Capital Improvement Projects in the District which included, for example, a new maintenance building, a new synthetic turf field with new sports flood lighting, and a complete re-construction of the existing Bernstein Auditorium.

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