Meridian Jr./Sr. High School, Meridian CUSD #15

Macon, IL

Meridian School district employed BLDD Architects to study reducing their current four campus district to a two campus district. The consensus solution calls for relocating the existing football and baseball venues, building a multi-story high school addition to replace the high school, and renovating the current high school facility to house the middle school. The project requirements posed a challenge on what was becoming a very restricted site. There were existing infrastructure constraints, as well as increased parking and play field needs.

Shared amenities for both middle and high school students were created in a transitional zone that houses food service, arts programs, career education and athletics. This arrangement resulted in both middle and high school programs’ ability to increase course offerings despite limited resources.