Souhegan Regional High School in Amherst, New Hampshire opened its doors to students from the towns of Amherst and Mont Vernon in September of 1992. The new $10.2 million (construction costs) facility was designed by Lavallee Brensinger Architects and constructed by Harvey. The success of the school, and its Coalition of Essential Learning mission was unprecedented requiring the District to assemble the project team for expansion. In 2002, Harvey was given the approval to start constructing a new 40,000 square foot LBA designed campus addition.
The building features 24-classrooms, new specially designed labs with acid resistant countertops and built-in gas outlets, expanded computer labs and a multi-purpose room that can be used as a secondary cafeteria or as an exercise room. The new space, complimenting the concept of the existing facility, encourages “gathering spaces”, including glass enclosed conference areas, and public access. Construction took place during school operations requiring Harvey to focus on issues such as dust, noise and fumes – minimizing all disruptions to the educational process. Prior to students and faculty moving into the building Harvey coordinated a two week process of “superheating” to eliminate any fumes developed from construction materials.