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Seneca High School Gymnasium Updates

Outside of the Building  Inside View of New Gym

 

Below in chronological order (most recent at the top) you will find all Gymnasium Updates that have been brought to the attention and discussed with the Administration AND the Board of Education on a monthly basis.  (The links below are not ADA compatible)

 

From the Seneca High School Board of Education Gymnasium Design Group, guiding principles were established:

Community proud of end product

Multi-use beyond gym

More family friendly; Eliminate early and late practices

Consolidate facilities

Tournament facility

Increased community access (West Campus)

Engage community in transparent fashion
 

 

 

Seneca High School Gymnasium Addition - Milestone Schedule:

Gymnasium Addition - Milestone Schedule

 

 

August 2022 Update:

In August, Superintendent Dan Stecken presented to the community of Seneca High School on an update at the completion of Design Development.  Superintendent Stecken's presentation is attached as well as the latest renderings from the Wold Architect and SMC Construction Management teams.  Our next steps will be to go out for Construction Documents bid in September.  The administration and Board of Education are excited about our progress as we near the construction phase of this project.   * Design updates are not final and are subject to change.

 

August 2022 Gym Update
August 2022 Community Forum

 

 

 

July 2022 Update:
At the July Board of Education meeting, the final Design Development packet was presented to the Board of Education.  With phase 2 of 3 being complete, we now focus our efforts on the Construction Document Phase.  This phase will focus on value engineering, mechanicals, and other key elements of the project.   * Design updates are not final and are subject to change.

 

July 2022 Gym Update

 

 

June 2022 Update:

At the June regular Board of Education meeting, Wold Architects & Engineers and Shales McNutt Construction Management shared the culmination of Design Development (phase 2 of 3) in pre-construction.  As you look through the attached pictures you will see some updates from our May presentation.  Our user groups have worked diligently with our architects and construction managers to create a gymnasium addition that the community can be proud of.  Some updated elements in this presentation include- roadway changes to the entrance of our facility, an updated plaza entrance to the school, updates to the court design, updates to bleacher design, updates to the practice track lanes, and other updates.  * Design updates are not final and are subject to change.

 

June 2022 Gym Update

 

 

May 2022 Update:
Attached is the newest gym design development update from May of 2022.  In this iteration of designs, the gymnasium planning group tackled the exterior design of the facility addition.  A key goal of the design group was to design the gymnasium addition to make the community proud of our design, matching the existing structure of the high school, but also matching some of the most recent 2012 addition components.   Other key elements present here include: (1) a straightening of the roadway to make for less traffic congestion, (2) a welcoming plaza entryway to the facility, (3) interior gymnasium design elements such as court design, netting, bleachers, etc., and (4) additional parking to the South of the facility for events.  The images attached demonstrate exterior views, court designs, and renderings from axion architectural images.  * Design images are not final and are subject to change.

 

May 2022 Gym Update

 

 

April 2022 Update:
In the April 2022 design update we have our first look at key interior and exterior design options, such as basketball court designs and exterior entrances to the facility.  The SHS gym design group requested more detail in our next design meeting to make further design decisions.  In this design the group received an indepth look at the storage rooms, the track exterior bathrooms, relocated batting cages to the existing main gym balcony, and mechanical areas.  * Design images are not final and are subject to change.


April 2022 Gym Update

 

 

March 2022 Update:
In March of 2022, the gym design group continued work with Wold Architects and Engineers as well as SMC Construction to assess some design components such as bleachers, basketball hoops, volleyball systems, storage areas, mechanicals, audio/video design, and other key elements of the gymnasium addition project.  Attached are prints from that meeting.  * Design images are not final and are subject to change.

 

March 2022 Gym Update

 

 

December 2021 Update:
In December of 2021, the SHS gym planning group continued its work with Wold Architects and Engineers.  The attached Board of Education presentation was an exciting moment in the gym design as we took a look at the first proposed exterior images of the facility addition.  The group discussed many key design features as well as budgetary items.  The district has been saving for this project in its Capital Projects fund for years in anticipation of this needed addition.  This was a proud moment as over a year of planning was set with visuals of design group work.  * Design images are not final and are subject to change.

 

December 2021 Gym Update

 

 

November 2021 Update:
The gymnasium design group continued its work in November of 2021 with a key design issue of the south entrance to the school and parking.  The roadway from the 2012 construction project has caused bottleneck issues with traffic and needs to be addressed.  Straightening of the roadway will ease traffic congestion and make a better design into the events entrance.  * Design images are not final and are subject to change.

 

November 2021 Gym Update

 

 

October 2021 Update:
In October of 2021, the SHS gym planning group continued work with Wold Architects and Engineers to assess schematic design features, such as natural lighting, space configurations, court layouts, other facility comparisons, and other key features.  * Design images are not final and are subject to change.

 

October 2021 Gym Update

 

 

June 2021 Gym Update:
In June of 2021, prior to Superintendent Dr. James Carlson retirement, Dr. Carlson and incoming new Superintendent Mr. Dan Stecken sat down with the community in two forums to engage the public in the gymnasium design process.  Attached is a flier that invited the public to the Seneca High School auditorium.  Additionally attached is the presentation that Mr. Stecken and Dr. Carlson engaged the community in.  From the Seneca High School Board of Education Gymnasium Design Group, guiding principles were established:

 

Community proud of end product

Multi-use beyond gym

More family friendly; Eliminate early and late practices

Consolidate facilities

Tournament facility

Increased community access (West Campus)

Engage community in transparent fashion

 

These guiding principles are revisited in every design meeting to continue our work with the ends in mind.  * Design images are not final and are subject to change.

 

June 2021 Gym Concept

June 2021 Public Forum Flyer