Let's Get To Work!
Sycamore Community Schools and SHP Leading Design have begun Phase IV of our Master Facility Process. Administrators and architects are actively setting project goals and objectives as well as establish overall project parameters.
Community members, staff members, and students continue to work collaboratively with the Sycamore Board of Education and SHP Leading Design professionals to inform the design process for a new intermediate and junior high school as well as renovated Symmes Elementary and Sycamore High School.
On February 27, the district held its first Community Design Forum to provide an update on the building design process. You can view the presentation below:
WATCH: Community Design Forum 2/27/2020
Predesign Phase (Program Validation & Facility Assessment)
In December 2019, SHP met with building leaders to review the complete program of requirements including the number and square footage requirements for classrooms, fine arts spaces, cafeteria, gymnasiums, office, and technology needs. The district also held its first Community Design Team meeting since the November 5 election with a select group of stakeholders.
Scematic Design Phase
In January, SHP met with staff at Symmes Elementary, E.H. Greene Intermediate, Sycamore Junior High, and Sycamore High School to gather information about needs. SHP will also gather information from Maintenance, Child Nutrition, Special Education, and Technology staff. These design teams along with the Community Design Team will work closely with SHP to develop the new building designs.
Timeline for Design Phase
The district anticipates this phase will take at least 12 months to complete. Check out the tentative timeline for the design and construction below. The district will work to minimize disruption to teaching and learning during the construction phase.
None of the new or renovated school buildings is designed yet. The school district is launching a design phase for the new and renovated schools. The conceptual designs below were done to ensure the current campuses had enough room for rebuild/renovations. No specific details have been decided about the designs.