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Heritage High School Science Wing Renovation

MBI Companies Inc.

Posted: December 23, 2021 | Projects

Heritage High School sits on a 100-acre campus at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Maryville, Tennessee. Originally opening in 1977, the campus consisted of the main academic building, CTE building, and five portables housing 10 classrooms. Other than maintenance, no major renovations or additions had occurred in 40 years.

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Working with Blount County Schools, MBI Companies Inc. assessed the needs of the two county high schools for facility and campus remediation, restoration, renovation, remodel, and creation of 21st century learning spaces. As a result of the assessment, MBI was enlisted to provide design services for the complete renovation of the Heritage High School science wing. The design team, along with teachers and administrators, worked together over a period of a year and a half, programming and designing five new rooms, two collaboration spaces, a gather space, and support areas where students taking biology, chemistry and environmental science classes could experiment and collaborate.

The classrooms, science labs, collaboration, and staff spaces underwent a complete demolition. The spaces were reimagined to provide the optimum learning experience for the students as well as being functional for staff use. The design team used 3Form signs to create a “Hall of Fame” for the students’ achievements to be recognized. The hallway accents provide inspiration and spark creativity, bringing motivation and curiosity into the classrooms, and also allowing for a vibrant learning environment where students can strive for greatness!

MBI’s Interiors Department did an amazing job designing and selecting the finishes, furniture, and colors in harmony with the hallway graphics and lettering to create an inviting, motivating, and exciting space filled with creativity and positivity for the students and staff. Lining the walls are inspiring quotes from famous scientists such as Albert Einstein, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Mae Jamison, Marie Curie, and many more.

The new science labs were designed to create a dynamic learning environment for a modern 21st century high school science program. Configurable workstations help facilitate a simple, smooth transition between lecture and lab experiment, and new laboratory equipment and innovative technologies were provided to benefit the students and teachers.

MBI Companies Inc.
299 North Welsgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37919

Structural Engineer/Mechanical Engineer/Cost Estimator
MBI Companies Inc.
299 North Welsgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37919

Electrical Engineer
Vreeland Engineers
3107 Sutherland Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37919

General Contractor
Jenkins & Stiles, LLC
10671 Deerbrook Drive, Knoxville, TN 37922

Location: Maryville, Tennessee
Date Bid: Feb 2020
Construction Period: Mar 2020 to Aug 2020
Total Square Feet: 11,628
Building Size: First floor, 11,628; total, 11,628 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 12'; total, 12'.
Number of Buildings: One, 5 classrooms.
Basic Construction Type: Renovation/IIB, Non-sprinklered (existing).
Foundation: Cast-in-place, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: CMU, brick.
Roof: Membrane.
Floors: Concrete.
Interior Walls: CMU.