Florida High School Wraps Major Modernization

By SCN Staff

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. — May 26, 2020 — A substantial $18.1-million modernization of Tarpon Springs High School in Pinellas County, Fla., was completed recently by JE Dunn Construction, the project’s construction manager.

Improvements ran the gamut from resolving drainage problems and demolishing multiple buildings, to upgrading interior systems throughout campus facilities and constructing a 12,261-square-foot building to serve as the new home for Tarpon Springs High School’s widely acclaimed Leadership Conservatory for the Arts; JE Dunn’s work scope covered more than a dozen structures and numerous site upgrades.

Renovations and improvements included complete acoustical upgrades in the auditorium, along with replacement of flooring and carpet, painting, new doors and hardware sets, canopy installations, new plumbing systems, improved acoustics, updated electrical power sources, new walls and ceilings, and more-efficient HVAC systems.

Site improvements included courtyards and outdoor classrooms, new landscaping and sidewalks, storm water utility upgrades including improved storm water detention, and modified parking and drive lanes.

The project architect of record was Rowe Architects of Tampa.

JE Dunn Construction, founded in 1924, is one of the largest general building contractors in the United States, providing construction management services through 23 offices nationwide, and self-perform services in select locations. The company has performed work in Florida since 1989, and re-established a Florida office in 2015, in Tampa.

Rowe Architects Incorporated is a nationally known architectural design firm that evolved from the practice founded in 1965 by the late H. Dean Rowe, FAIA. The firm has an award-winning history of providing quality professional architectural services on educational, institutional, commercial, multi-use and historic preservation projects throughout Florida.