RIVERWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

FULTON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
Atlanta, GA

FAST FACTS
  • $11.3 million project.
  • Renovation and new addition totaling 95,000 square feet.
  • Upgrades conform to new building and safety codes.
THE FULL STORY

FDG provided full architecture/engineering services for additions and renovations to Riverwood High School for the Fulton County Board of Education. The $11.3 million project included a 60,000-SF addition and 35,000 SF of renovation to the existing school. Many of the improvements involved upgrading the facilities to conform to the current Board of Education’s Building and Life Safety Codes and the Education Specifications.

Renovations included replacing the existing 30-year-old casework in the science department, installing a new audio system in the language laboratories and upgrading the existing music department to accommodate Special Education. The new addition houses a tournament gymnasium with team locker rooms, an indoor running track, a public lobby with restrooms and concessions, and new weight and cardio-vascular training rooms. A new facility being constructed behind the existing auditorium will house the music department’s band and choral practice rooms and a music library. In front of the school, a new art courtyard is enclosed by an 8’ brick wall, offering students a semi-private outdoor studio.

The existing parking lot on the north side of the school is being expanded, while the south parking lot is converted to a new field for band practice, lacrosse and field events. Other project components include new handicap access to the football stadium at the south side of the gymnasium complex, revised grading at the athletic field to correct drainage problems, and a new concession building to serve the baseball and football fields.