Nathan Hale High School

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Nathan Hale Campus

Project Highlights

  • New facilities for KNHC C89.5 FM radio station, studios, and radio/TV classroom 
  • New 14,000 of addition housing the library, visual arts classrooms, a weight room and a new east facing lobby connecting the school building and the athletic fields.
  • Renovation of approximately 75% of the existing school with major improvements focused on the academic core
  • Exciting new sustainable features
  • Two added classrooms and one additional science lab
  • Creation of multiple small group learning areas within academic core to support the educational program
  • Expanded student commons with a brand new kitchen and servery
  • A new forum located at the heart of the academic core to support team-teaching opportunities and visual projection
  • Administration and student services will be remodeled and consolidated
  • Enhanced daylighting from skylights and enlarged exterior windows
  • New landscaping and site improvements with improved pedestrian safety and access
  • Storm water detention for all new building areas
  • New synthetic turf field
  • Code compliant seismic upgrades throughout
  • All new mechanical and electrical systems throughout
  • Demolition of the existing chimney stack

Project Sustainability Features

  • Re-use of existing building shell and roof
  • 50% to 75% waste reduction during demolition
  • 20% to 30% reduction in potable water use
  • Fan-assisted natural ventilation system in the academic core with night purge cycle for pre-cooling in the summer months
  • 100% of teaching spaces have access to natural light and views
  • Low VOC finishes and non ozone-depleting substances will be specified
  • Native planting restoration for 400 feet of the south branch of Thornton Creek
  • Net decrease of 10,000 square feet of impervious surface
  • Adding insulation and new energy-efficient exterior glazing
  • User-operated exterior windows, ceiling fans and mechanical controls for individualized thermal comfort
  • New mechanical controls system
  • New lighting controls system with daylight and occupancy sensors
  • New ground source well system to heat and cool the new library, art rooms and radio station
  • Green roof

BEX II Project Highlights - Completed Construction

As part of the BEX II project, a new Performing Arts Center was completed at Nathan Hale HIgh School. Totally approximately 17,000 square feet, this new auditorium provides space for the performing arts, assemblies and lectures.

Also included as part of the BEX II project work was the improvement of the water and storm utilities to the campus, installation of new curbs, gutter and sidewalk along 30th Avenue NE, 110th Street and 35th Avenue NE, and a new sidewalk to the Jane Adams campus.

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