By Eric Althoff
MIDLOTHIAN, Tex.—Construction management firm Adolfson & Peterson (AP) has completed modifications to Midlothian Independent School District’s (MISD) Heritage High School.
Commencing in the summer of 2020, the $53 million worth of renovations included redesigning a two-story wing at Heritage to entail a fine arts complex, storm shelter, gym facility and science laboratories. All told, that meant AP had to add 185,000 square feet of space to the high school, which also included a cafeteria and expanded workout space and turf field.
AP worked in conjunction with Texas’s own VLK Architects at Midlothian.
“Completing this expansion during the fall semester adds to the enthusiasm for the whole community,” Zack Rogers, AP’s vice president and project executive, said in a recent news release about work at Midlothian. “Students are welcomed by a new entrance that immediately catches your attention with its large radiused cast stone wall, colored concrete, brick pavers and landscaping in addition to the new classroom wing.
“The new fine arts complex and athletics fields will set up Heritage High School students for success as they prepare for their futures.”
MISD was founded in 1906 and now hosts nearly 10,000 students and over 1,000 employees at the district’s 12 campuses.
AP’s other recent Lone Star educational projects include the Arts and Athletics Complex for the Arlington ISD and an educational facility for the Fort Worth ISD. The firm has also recently commenced work expanding Midland College. AP isranked among Engineering News Record’s Top 100 Contractors list.