Since the approval of the $110 bond referendum, OPN Architects has been busy developing the future of Ames High. Construction is anticipated to begin in Spring 2019. The project will be complete and open for classes in August 2022.
PROGRAMMING PHASE The purpose of programming is to listen, observe, dialog, assess, and summarize. It involves research, gathering data, and recording thoughts and ideas from all the project’s stakeholders. The goal of programming is to develop a vision and plan that will serve as the basis of design for the new Ames High School.
When considering the layout of the next Ames High, OPN is taking into consideration how traffic will circulate in this area, how the wind flows, topography, local green space and amenities such as the prairie and stadium, as well as the views of the building, both inward and outward as they design the new building.