New High School
IMEG is providing engineering design services for a new high school in Verona, WI. The new $145 million high school will help solve the district’s overcrowding issues and provide a campus-like layout for up to 2,200 students. The school will offer various academic programs (such as Technical Education, Engineering, Bio-med, and Agriculture) and will house an animal science lab, greenhouse, and culinary kitchen classrooms. The 585,000-sf school will also feature a performing arts center, visual arts suite, four-station athletic field house with an indoor track, football stadium, competition eight-lane swimming pool, and outdoor learning environments.
Engineers provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and telecommunications design, as well as construction administration services for the high school. IMEG engineers met regularly with the architect and owner to incorporate an integrated team approach to meet the aggressive design schedule. The project was delivered via CM with design assist from sub-contractors.
The building’s sustainability features include a ground source geothermal system (with a bore field located under the athletic fields), energy recovery, demand control for ventilation, LED luminaires, and natural daylighting for instructional spaces. Additional features of the mechanical and telecommunications systems include:
- Dedicated outdoor air units
- Pool dehumidification units with fixed plate heat exchangers
- 1000 KW generator for the main building and 50 KW generator for the stadium
- Access control system
- In-building distributed antenna system
- Fiber optic cabling for the athletic fields
- Full wireless access coverage
Engineers are also working with the school and the architect to address additional storm shelter and security needs, considering recent national events and heightened safety awareness in schools.
The building is scheduled to open for the 2020-2021 school year.