Carlisle Local Schools

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Carlisle Local School District




Construction Manager


Carlisle, Ohio



This $45M building program consolidated all of Carlisle Local School District’s grades (PK through 12) into a single two-story facility. The new 206,549 SF facility houses 1,479 students and a 336-space parking lot, and includes an auditorium and four gymnasiums (café/gym combinations). Academic space for each grade level consists of one extended learning area per six classrooms and three collaboration areas for small groups and one-on-one learning. The new facility was constructed on the site of the existing high school, while the school remained in operation. The project concluded with abatement and demolition of the four existing schools.

As there were many historic and nostalgic features of the existing schools, opportunities to repurpose historic elements into the new facility was important to the District. Gymnasium emblems, front door lanterns, commemorative plaques, and an 1800s school bell were some artifacts given new life in the current facility. Additionally, distinctive arches from the 1930s middle school were preserved and reinstalled into the new facility’s entrances and auditorium. With meticulous planning, our project team ensured all items were relocated and installed without damage.

Megen, in conjunction with our JV partner, provided preconstruction and construction management at risk services for Carlisle Local School District and OFCC. Our team successfully delivered preconstruction services and completed the GMP process on budget in a tough subcontractor market. Construction of the new school was completed 29 days ahead of schedule.


Square Feet


Days Ahead of Schedule

Repurposed historic elements into new school