Built in many phases over the course of several decades, the original 1925 neo-classical Littleton High School had been engulfed in additions on all sides, including a subterranean post-tensioned concrete structure which housed the Career and Technical Center. Built in the 1980s, the aging facility struggled with roof leaks, was built with multiple floor levels making navigation challenge for those with disabilities, and the programs had all outgrown their spaces.
A bold solution was to tear down the existing Career Center and a new multi-story addition which would revitalize and respect the original 1925 High School while creating the needed programmatic space for the CTC and Middle School. The addition steps up the steeply sloping site working comfortably and cost effectively with the site, while allowing natural light and ventilation into all classrooms. The program includes middle school classrooms, library renovations, broadcast radio studio, high school main office renovations, faculty offices and meeting spaces, special education, CTC reception and offices, health instruction, building trades and maker space, automotive technology, and computer science. The 48,000 SF addition’s construction cost of $8.35M included a high-performance envelope and durable exterior materials to complement the existing architecture.