We understand that a picture can truly be worth 1,000 words. We also know that you wouldn’t buy a pair of shoes sight unseen. So, we don’t expect the community to support a project without knowing what it will look like. OPN Architects has developed design concepts and floor plans to help illustrate what the high school addition might look like. We want to stress that these are just concepts. It is common practice for school districts that use bond referendums as a funding source for construction projects to not incur the cost of design until after the bond vote. This is the most fiscally responsible approach. Otherwise, it would be like paying someone to design a house before the bank has approved your loan to build it.
After the vote, if the bond passes, the real design work starts going from concept to schematic design, to construction documents (also known as architectural drawings) and ultimately construction. Schools reflect a community’s personality, pride, and philosophies. Before the design of West Branch new spaces, OPN Architects will spend time getting to know the community’s collective vision for how the building will be used and what each space should provide. OPN Architects will help West Branch staff and administration analyze, assess, and synthesize data, methodologies, and facilities to create a blend of physical, digital, and immersive environments that enable your staff to teach and mentor the next generation of innovators, creators, collaborators, and leaders.