McArthur High School Phased Replacement
PGAL updated McArthur High School’s 48-year-old campus, providing unification and modernization of the site, extensive utility infrastructure upgrades, and new site circulation patterns — all while maintaining the safety and security of an operational school.
This highly complex replacement and modernization program began with an extensive master plan and Castaldi Analysis. After working with the school to establish priorities, PGAL divided the program into three phases in order to keep the school fully up and running.
Phase I included a three-story building with 35 classrooms and four skills labs, a new music building and locker building, and the renovation of an existing JROTC area. PGAL provided cooling towers and chillers in a new physical plant to better support new and existing facilities.
In Phase II, PGAL constructed a two-story building with 20 classrooms, an ESE classroom with “daily living” skills lab, a new TV production studio, plus a classroom and multipurpose room.
Phase III included brightly designed boys’ and girls’ locker rooms with a central PE coach’s office and a weightlifting room, as well as an academic quad and front entrance for the campus. This phase also upgraded the school’s outdoor competition pool, complete with bleacher seating.
- Three-story building with 35 classrooms and four skills labs, plus a new music building and locker building
- Two-story building with 20 classrooms, an ESE classroom with “daily living” skills lab, a new TV production studio, classroom, and multipurpose room
- Locker rooms with a central PE coach’s office, weightlifting room, academic quad and front entrance for the campus, and upgrades to the outdoor competition pool