Spring 2023 Design Update
- Design work has continued throughout the winter of 2023 for all of our referendum-funded projects and the projects are tracking on schedule.
- EUA, our architectural partner, met with physical education staff and coaches at River Bluff Middle School in January and February to gather feedback on options for the new gym addition. This input has led to the refinement of the proposed addition to better support multiple student programs.
- Students and staff at Stoughton High School also had the opportunity in recent months to provide input on the transformation of the existing high school cafeteria into a dynamic multi-purpose Commons area. 240 students completed a survey about the existing cafeteria, sharing ideas for how it could be renovated to better support all students. EUA took this input and then met with members of the Student Senate and high school staff to review initial design concepts and layouts. This work is now guiding the next stage of the design process for the High School, which is progressing on schedule.
Stay tuned for more exciting project updates coming soon!
The Architectural Design Process
In the coming months, architects from EUA will develop and refine designs based on input from affected staff. Findorff, the district’s construction manager, will perform periodic budget checks to ensure project costs remain in line with approved referendum amounts.
Visioning is the process EUA uses to ensure its designs support the district’s teaching and learning needs. EUA recognizes that SASD staff best understand the educational needs of their students. The Visioning process affords staff an important role in describing how the district’s facilities best support their day-to-day work with students.
SASD looks forward to completing the referendum-funded projects. However, please be patient. The design and construction process does not happen overnight. Many months of architectural design are necessary before work is competitively bid and construction begins. All referendum-funded projects are expected to be completed by Fall 2025.