Major Renovation at Motivation


School: Motivation High School

Construction Budget: $15,288,000


Motivation HS is slated to undergo extensive repairs both outside and inside the school. Exterior work will include: structural repairs to the building envelope, painting of exterior doors and frames, window replacement, new signage to promote pride in the community, accessibility upgrades,a new outdoor classroom, and a large stormwater management system.

Interior renovations will include: replacement of the elevator, doors, ceiling tiles, lockers, wayfinding signage, and a new mechanical system including unit ventilators and pipes. We will also be renovating all of Motivation’s classrooms including science labs, the art room, computer lab, cafeteria, auditorium, toilet rooms, and fitness rooms. Upgrades to the classrooms include power, data and display surfaces, shades and new paint.

Design Firm: Schrader Group Architecture, LLC
Design Project Manager: Nicole Ward
Construction Project Manager: Kevin Courtney
Project Inspector: Trever Alfonso

General Contractor: Smith Construction
Mechanical Contractor: Allstates Mechanical, Ltd.
Electrical Contractor: Hyde Electric Corporation
Plumbing Contractor: Dolan Mechanical, Inc.

Project Updates

  • 11/22/19 – Current phase is slated for completion by the end of December. We are as of now ahead of schedule with no pressing issues that would affect this in the foreseeable future.
  • 11/08/19 – We are almost 80% complete with scheduled construction operations. Currently, renovation is in phase C5 located on second floor KIPP school is underway.

Retention basin at the rear of the school. Erosion control and silt fencing remains to help stabilize the basin.

Demolition underway of a classroom in phase C5.

Demolition underway of the hallway in phase C5.

New main entrance and gate is complete.

JUNE 25, 2018

Project Start

829 DAYS

Project Duration

OCTOBER 1, 2020

Project Completion


Construction Budget


Construction Progress: 84%

Motivation High School

Environmental Results

11/11/19 – Asbestos testing scheduled for today.

11/08/19 – Abatement operations in phase are to be completed today.