Standing Rock Community High School
Size: 112,587 sf
Located on the Standing Rock Indian reservation, Standing Rock Community High School was constructed in 1977. Over the years, numerous modifications were made – not always in conformance with building or mechanical codes. In addition, regular maintenance had not been performed on facility systems or building finishes.
MOA was contracted to perform a thorough evaluation of the existing school for code and maintenance deficiencies, as well as a mechanical and electrical systems condition assessment. The assessment findings determined that a more comprehensive remodel was required to update the school and make it a safe environment for the students and staff. These findings helped to secure the additional funding needed through the federal stimulus program (ARRA). The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has cited this renovation as a national model for the Office of Facilities Management and Construction (OFMC) to illustrate how the life of an existing facility can be extended for another 30 years at half the cost of a new replacement school.
MOA was able to work with the existing staff to develop a new plan layout that met their community needs while complying with the newly developed national educational standards of the BIA OFMC and Bureau of Indian Education.