Innovative construction sets the stage for student success at Central Columbia High School
Students at Central Columbia High School in Bloomsburg, PA are preparing for their future in a state-of-the-art educational setting, thanks to the innovation and expertise of Skepton Construction. The project, spanning ~176k sq./ft. and 18 months, resulted in an educational space geared towards supporting the whole student, and poised to help students capitalize on growing opportunities in the agricultural and technical industries.
By The Numbers: Project Specs
- Work on Central Columbia High School started in February 2014, and was completed on schedule in July 2015.
- Skepton renovated ~107k sq./ft. of the existing structure, and built out ~69k sq./ft. in additions.
- With only three classroom buildings in the district, it took some creative coordination with the school district to temporarily relocate students to modular spaces as work was done on the high school.
Central Columbia High School students began the 2015-2016 school year in their newly renovated and expanded building.
Renovations to the existing school building were extensive: Skepton Construction breathed new life into Central Columbia High School’s gymnasium, library, Vo-Tech classrooms, classroom spaces and auditorium/stage.
The newly renovated gym accommodates Central Columbia’s full roster of sports–and their fans.
Modern design meets academic function in a remodeled library that supports collaborative learning in a comfortable and spacious environment.
Renovated and updated Vo-Tech classrooms prepare students at Central Columbia High School for the steadily increasing opportunities within the vocational and technical industries.
Skepton Construction provided Central Columbia High School with several brand-new areas that play a vital role in student development and achievement, including a fitness center, indoor artificial turf athletic facility, locker rooms, science labs, agricultural lab and six tennis courts.
Floor to ceiling windows provide the perfect backdrop to a brand-new fitness center geared towards student wellness and athletic training.
Central Columbia’s new science labs were constructed to provide the highest quality learning environment to support the school’s emphasis on preparing students for jobs in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields.
Skepton’s work with Central Columbia High School has resulted in the blending of new and newly renovated spaces purposely crafted to optimize the student experience. Their benchmark-setting agricultural and Vo-Tech classrooms earned Central Columbia a visit from Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding in December 2016, and as the school year unfolds, students continue to benefit from Skepton’s forward-thinking vision and quality construction.
The entrance to Central Columbia High School.
There’s plenty of room for fans in the newly renovated gymnasium.
Renovated classroom spaces, including those geared towards STEM disciplines, prepare students for the future.
Skepton Construction affords students a spacious and welcoming environment for collaborative learning.