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Mt. Juliet High School

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The Challenge

Hewlett Spencer was charged by the Wilson County Board of Education to identify land sites, design and build a new high school campus for 2,000 students in Mt. Juliet, TN. The Wilson County Commission had a budget that the School Board needed to stay within in making this new campus a reality.

Our Solution

Hewlett Spencer was engaged by the Board of Education and began assisting in the selection and purchasing of 55 acres in Mt. Juliet, TN. A site was found and purchased approximately one mile from the existing high school. Hewlett Spencer along with the architect and input from the school system helped in designing the new 290,000 square foot facility over the next several months. Hewlett Spencer along with key contractor and engineer input during the early stages of planning and design ensured that few details were overlooked and that the school did not have things designed into the facility that were not needed. Numerous meetings with the architects/engineers and school administration was key in determining the scope of work and the program that needed to be housed within the facility. The contractor provided the practical constructability input during these design stages to plan for the most efficient construction of the school. Upon completion of all the planning and pricing of the facility, Hewlett Spencer presented the Wilson County Board of Education with a Guaranteed Maximum Price which the School Board and County Commission accepted and construction was underway.

The spacious three-story brick building which was completed in August of 2008, consists of a secure entrance into the administration portion of the building. A grand staircase was erected in the heart of the school that circulates students throughout the multi-floored facility. Classroom and educational facilities for up to 2,000 students include classrooms, science labs, lecture labs, a cafeteria, 2 gymnasiums (a 2,000 seat main gym and a 500 seat auxiliary gym), a 1,200 seat theatre auditorium, a large indoor commons area and vocational wing. The campus also has a complete field house for athletics with locker rooms and weight rooms along with a football stadium (bleachers for home and away), baseball/softball diamonds, soccer field and a track/practice football field. A large parking area surrounds the eastern portion of the site and a maintenance/ storage building was built to house athletic supplies and field maintenance equipment.

At project close out, Hewlett Spencer had completed the project ahead of schedule and under budget, returning substantial savings back to the taxpayers of Wilson County.

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