Grain Valley high school exterior

Grain Valley R-5 High School Additions

K-12 Education Case Study
McCownGordon was selected by the Grain Valley School District to complete an addition to their high school. As the first construction management at risk project completed for the district, McCownGordon focused on partnership and collaboration to make the project successful. The addition was completed within a fully-occupied school, which required strict attention to the safety of the students, faculty and visitors. The team worked to minimize disruptions and maximize the potential for student learning throughout the project.

Client

Grain Valley R-5 School District

Processes

Preconstruction
Safety
Collaborative Delivery

City

Grain Valley, MO

Grain Valley high school courtyard

With the addition featured as the new main entry, infrastructure changes were the first priority. The team relocated the main entry drive during the first summer months on-site before students returned in the fall.

The new space includes a front office/administration area, media center, large group presentation room, new classroom space, and an enclosed exterior courtyard that serves as a dining, gathering and performance space. The project’s focal point is the “Blue Wall” a load-bearing, glazed CMU wall constructed on a radius that extends through Eagle Way, the addition’s main corridor. As a load-bearing wall, it was installed first, but because it is a finished product the team protected it throughout the entire project. Eagle Way features a polished concrete floor and connects each of the spaces.

Grain Valley high school front entrance
Grain Valley School Library outside of kansas city
Grain Valley School Media Room construction by McCownGordon
Grain Valley School collaboration room
Grain Valley high school exterior
Grain Valley high school courtyard near kansas city
Grain Valley high school courtyard construction by mccowngordon
Grain Valley high school exterior
Grain Valley high school courtyard
Grain Valley high school front entrance
Grain Valley high school classroom
Grain Valley high school Hallway