A modernized space is planned for the renovation and addition

Architecture firm approved for Hilton Head Island Middle renovation
Posted on 02/17/2021
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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Board approves referendum project architecture firm for Hilton Head Island Middle School renovation

BEAUFORT – The Beaufort County Board of Education has approved an architecture firm for a major referendum project. The Board approved Charleston-based LS3P Associates LTP to design Hilton Head Island Middle School’s renovation and addition.

“This is a significant project made possible from the referendum approved by voters in November of 2019,” said Superintendent Frank Rodriguez.  “This will modernize Hilton Head Island Middle School’s building, bringing their classroom spaces into the 21st century.”

Architectural firms competed for the referendum work by submitting proposals.  Finalists were interviewed, and their proposals were independently evaluated and scored by review panels composed of a school principal, community members, and district staff.  Competing firms were scored based on numerous criteria that included such areas as past performance, personnel qualifications, demonstrated ability to complete projects on time and on budget, and related experience on similar projects.

Robert Oetting, the school district’s Chief Operations Officer, said although this will be a challenging project to complete a renovation at school while at full capacity, “the reward of a modernized space and improved learning environment for students and staff will be exceptional.”  

The Citizen-Led Oversight Committee, an independent group of volunteers, is monitoring all referendum building projects, schedules, budgets and expenditures.  Quarterly reports from the CLOC are presented to the Beaufort County Board of Education. CLOC members include CPAs, urban planners, civil engineers and project managers.