Philipsburg-Osceola Middle School

Project Background

The Philipsburg Osceola Area School District hired Reynolds to provide program management services to address a growing enrollment and outdated facilities. After months of discussion and community input, the school board approved consolidating its five schools into four. This included closing a junior high school and converting an existing elementary into a middle school.  

Reynolds’ services for the renovation and addition began by assisting the District in establishing criteria, preparing an RFP, and selecting a design professional. After selection of the architect, Reynolds continued assisting the District in developing a scope of work, schedule, budget, and project criteria. After design was complete, Reynolds then provided construction management services to convert an existing elementary school into a middle school.

The project consisted of renovations to the existing building, such as converting the former gymnasium into a band and music room. The three additions included a new gymnasium, auditorium, tech-ed, cafeteria, classrooms, and science labs for grades 7-8.

The design maintains much of the green space that surrounds the existing building. The plans include more secure features than the current junior high, which is the District’s oldest building.

Since completion, the middle school has increased value to student learning. Students in grades 5-8 use science labs and technology and have access to green space, including a classroom courtyard.

Reynolds also provided commissioning services for the HVAC and continuous building systems.

Project Specs

Solutions: Building Solutions | Construction | Commissioning & Engineering 
Architect:
Stantec
Square Feet: 72,632 new construction, 53,234 renovation
Construction Cost: $19.4 million

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