RTM is providing MEP/FP design for a large-scale reshaping of the Galesburg Community School District, including renovations and additions to four buildings. Each project aims to provide students, staff, and the community updated educational facilities.
One element of the district’s plan is a complete overhaul of Galesburg High School to meet expanding curriculum needs, provide a better use of space, and address deteriorating building systems. This multi-phase project includes new high efficient heating, the addition of cooling to the building, fire suppression, lighting, interior finishes, common and cafeteria space, parking improvements, and the incorporation of grades 7-12 to the building through renovations and an addition.
Renovations are taking place in nearly every part of the 300,000-square-foot building. A large portion of the work includes all new efficient mechanical and electrical systems that will reduce operations and maintenance costs. The original building will have updated science and art rooms, as well as a renovated cafeteria and production kitchen, an upgraded performing arts center, and “A” wing addition to bring additional classrooms to the building.
The 10th through 12th grade expansion will connect to and occupy the renovated vocational building.
This final phase of work includes an auditorium renovation as well as a band and choir space addition. The redesigned space will improve acoustics and reduce the seating footprint to serve two grade levels. The reduced size allows space for a 7th and 8th grade cafeteria on the second floor and a 9-12th cafeteria on the first floor.
Our civil team is providing engineering design for removal and replacement of pavement at the high school, along with the addition of a concrete patio in the courtyard.
Students returned to the school in fall 2021 with construction on the performing arts and new “A” wing finalizing in spring 2022.