What will happen to the original school and the tower?

In addition to getting a new, state of the art facility, we are also paying tribute to our history. In order to make way for this, the original building will come down as part of Phase II construction.

The tower will be rebuilt, on its same footprint, as a structural and iconic element of the campus. If the original logs are viable, the tower will be re-clad with them. For the first time in a long time, the tower will be accessible via a spiral staircase that leads up to a covered viewing platform, ensuring vistas and egg drops for years to come.

The existing Central Area will also remain in its current footprint, and it will become an outside amphitheatre covered with fabric shade sails. The result will be a stunning, multi-purpose outdoor space:  classroom, performance space and gathering spot. Lastly, the outline of the existing school will remain, featured in the landscape as garden walls and carrying through to the inside of the new music building floor as a decorative line where the footprints overlap.

During deconstruction, we will recycle as much of the original structures as we can to minimize waste across the site.

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