Windermere High School
This signature project for Orange County Public Schools is a 340,000-square-foot, multi-story prototype high school that sits on a 68-acre greenfield site in West Orange County. Designed to accommodate nearly 2,800 students, the school is being built to alleviate overcrowding at the existing West Orange High School and will provide a state-of-the-art facility for the residents of the Orange County community. The long-awaited project has been in the works for several years and is estimated to cost $71.4 million.
As construction manager, Wharton-Smith began the project by clearing the 68-acre citrus grove to make way for construction. The new campus consists of classrooms, skill labs, resource rooms, science labs, art, band, vocal, orchestra, piano, dance, EHPA gymnasium, vocational labs, media center, administration, guidance, dining room, kitchen, auditorium and various support spaces. Outdoor athletic facilities include a practice football field, track, field house, baseball/ softball fields, concession booth, basketball courts, tennis/ volleyball courts, shot put pit, pole vault lane, high jump pad, long jump lanes and practice fields. The project began in November 2015 and is expected to be complete by May 2017.
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