Cordogan, Clark and Associates designed the additions and renovations for the sixteen school buildings that comprise Aurora School District #131. These projects upgrade educational and technological systems and provide additional classroom spaces to accommodate projected enrollment.
A total of 147 classrooms were added to these schools and more than 350 classrooms were remodeled to accommodate increased enrollment. By balancing classroom sizes the academic environment is enhanced. In addition to increasing classroom space, science labs were remodeled and new vocational technology labs were built in the three middle schools. Similarly, the high school vocational labs were renovated to include state-of-the-art equipment.
The challenge of these projects was to create contemporary school facilities within the specific functional requirements, site and building constraints of each building. These designs are carefully suited to the specifics of site, use, systems, available infrastructure, and climate while expressing the aesthetic goals of the administration and the community for each of the schools. All schools received new computer lab and Learning Resource Centers. Each building is networked internally and to LAN/WAN systems. Overall, this $110 million project focused on creating educational environments that work, and that improve student achievement.