Hamlin School District
17,475 sf addition with an additional 850 sf of remodeling in the current building.
Cost Estimating, Schematic
A longtime relationship between TSP and the Hamlin School District has continued to grow along with enrollment, with the latest project propelling students toward their future.
Hamlin High School students once traveled 30 minutes to Watertown, SD, to take Career Technical Education classes in fields such as health, electronics, woodworking, and welding at Lake Area Technical College. That made it challenging to schedule classes at Hamlin High School since students essentially lost a class period a day.
The Hamlin School Board decided to offer CTE classes at home and also expand the high school building with a new gymnasium. TSP, which has worked with Hamlin on various projects and renovations since 1996, also assisted the school district as it looked to its future needs, going through different options for the elementary, middle school, and high school facilities.
The addition perfectly matches the original school building with the same split-face block. The new CTE building extends a classroom wing, and one existing classroom was turned into a commons area for students. Faculty ad administrators have expressed great enthusiasm about giving the students a place for study and fellowship. It also created four new classrooms that allow flexibility for student in-school assignments and can act as community-use classrooms after hours. Two of the classrooms even have doors to both academic wings as well as the activity concourse, allowing space for health classrooms and other unique offerings.
The Hamlin School District has a tradition of allowing students to paint murals on interior walls. The addition was designed to give students a new canvas to express their creativity.