After many years of anticipation, renovation at Paradise High School is finally underway. The District was excited to pass their $61 million Measure Y Bond in November of 2018 when just two days later, the Camp Fire halted their school improvement plans. Studio W Architects has spent the past 18 months working alongside the District to assist with insurance claims and refresh their master plan based on post-fire conditions and current enrollment trends.

Among the focus of the rebuild is to position Paradise High School as a magnet school for the region. Projects include a new multi-story classroom and administration wing, a new performing and visual arts center, learning resource building and science lab remodel, gymnasium remodel, reconstruction of the athletic stadium and practice fields, food service modernization, e-learning lab modernization, wrestling building reconstruction and overall health, code, safety and infrastructure updates at the campus, including painting, fencing and site security. The campus also has several non-permanent buildings that will be replaced with permanent 21st Century and STEAM facilities.

Projects will be phased to allow the campus to remain operational throughout the reconstruction, as well as to align with bond series sales and funding streams. All work is expected to be complete by 2023.

CLIENT

Paradise Unified School District

BUILDING AREA

Campus-wide

CONSTRUCTION COST

$42.3 million (estimate)

STATUS

In Progress (estimated completion 2023)

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