Middle and High School Building Renovation
IMEG provided engineering design and services for Ripon School District’s $24 million addition and renovation to the middle and high school building. The design allows for more efficient use of the existing building space and provides a showcase for the community and visitors.
IMEG provided structural, MEP, fire protection, and technology design, as well as construction administration. The new 60,000-sf addition – which houses a new gym, cafeteria, main entrance, gathering space, and a science wing – was constructed first, followed by the existing building renovation. Construction was phased to integrate the new systems with the existing piping.
The existing building had low ceiling heights and unit ventilators, which limited options for new ductwork. To solve this, engineers provided small rooftop units to serve the new breakout spaces, allowing minimal ductwork sizes. The design also included new unit ventilators and a chiller replacement. Engineers worked with the architect to prioritize design decisions that met the budget and solved challenges regarding new system types and zoning for the existing structure. Engineers also selected equipment that meets or exceeds the minimum Wisconsin Code requirements.