SDS Architects Awarded Durand School District Project

04.27.2015

SDS Architects Awarded Durand School District Project


04.27.2015


SDS Architects is pleased to announce that the firm has been retained by the Durand School District to complete architectural design services for the upcoming expansion and remodeling project in the district. As a result of a successful referendum earlier this month, the district is able to move forward with plans for the $13.48 million project.

SDS Architects began working with the Durand Area School District in early 2014 to perform a district-wide facility assessment and master plan. The SDS assessment process is very thorough and takes into consideration all options for current facilities, possible expansions and upgrades, new construction, enrollment forecasting, district budget considerations, maintenance and operation costs of various options, and more. The documents and plans proved to be a helpful tool for the school board in making informed decisions regarding spending and determining the best long-term value for the district as a whole.

Findings of the study determined that the most affordable and workable plan would include consolidating from two elementary schools to one at Caddie Woodlawn Elementary through a 20,000 sq. ft. addition which would add four classrooms and a gym, and replace roofing. The study also recommended remodeling of the existing middle and high school facility to upgrade existing science classrooms and tech. ed. shops, create a new central commons space, add a wrestling and multi-purpose room and weight room as well as remodel and upgrade HVAC and electrical systems for overall better safety and efficiency of facilities.

Residents in the district initially did not embrace the initial referendum attempt in November, 2014, which failed by a small margin. Continued grassroots efforts at educating district residents about the project, the need, and the long range value supported by the assessment and master plan led to a successful second referendum in April, 2015. SDS Architects provided assistance to the district in
News

2017 Art of Living Scholarship

As architects, we have both the opportunity and the responsibility of creating the environments in which we live, learn and grow. We are ...

READ STORY

SDS Design Wins Three Awards

The new Energy Education Center at Chippewa Valley Technical College, which was designed by SDS Architects, has been recognized this spring ...

READ STORY

UW-LaCrosse Recreational Eagle Center Project Design

SDS has been awarded the UW-LaCrosse Recreational Eagle Center addition and remodeling project design and engineering contract. The project ...

READ STORY

SDS Architects Oxbow Hotel to Open in Summer 2016

SDS Architects, in collaboration with Shelter Architects of Minneapolis and project owners, Longform LLC, released the much anticipated init...

READ STORY

2016 Art of Living Scholarship

As architects, we have both the opportunity and the responsibility of creating the environments in which we live, learn and grow. We are con...

READ STORY

SDS Architects Announces New Projects

SDS Architects is pleased to announce that the firm has recently been retained for the following projects: River Valley School District...

READ STORY

Energy Education Center Opens!

Our new Energy Education Center at Chippewa Valley Technical College opened this week for students. The 24,000 SF remodeling and 20,000 SF a...

READ STORY

SDS Architects Awards Scholarships to Two Area Students

Each spring, SDS Architects of Eau Claire awards two college scholarships to area graduates who are seeking to further their education in fi...

READ STORY

SDS Architects Awarded Durand School District Project

SDS Architects is pleased to announce that the firm has been retained by the Durand School District to complete architectural design service...

READ STORY

SDS Chosen To Design Expansion

“We are thrilled that Markquart Toyota is doing so well that they already need a Customer Service Lane expansion,” says Dale Poynter of...

READ STORY

SDS Completes First Phase of Aggressively Scheduled Project

The Village of Cottage Grove in Wisconsin learned that they had a very short timeframe to make a significant move for their local police pro...

READ STORY

SDS Receives "Outstanding Project" Designation

In late fall of 2014, SDS Architects learned that the publication Learning By Design had recognized the firm and their Bloomer Elementary Sc...

READ STORY

Local Firm Awarded UW-Eau Claire Projects

SDS Architects is pleased to announce that they have been chosen to complete two University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire projects. These include...

READ STORY


Archives