Liberty High School

The Iowa City Community School District invited SVPA Architects to design a new high school for the growing district. Comprehensive programming for a third district high school involved collaborative meetings and interviews with teachers and staff throughout the design process to meet the District mission of being child-centered and future focused.

Client Since 2014
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Completion Date

August 2017 (Phase 1)

Project Size

264,000 SF

Type of Delivery

Design Bid Build

Our Solution

The new high school project is being completed in three phases. Phase 1 includes a new school that has a core program and building infrastructure for 1,500 students, but will only initially contain classrooms for approximately 1,000 students. The new school includes: classrooms, auditorium, media center, fine arts and technology and industrial arts spaces, full-service production kitchen and administrative offices, two gymnasiums, wrestling room, training room, wellness room, weight room, locker rooms and a coach and athletic director office suite are grouped together making up the athletic wing of the school. A large pre-function flex space welcomes students and guests to the new home of the Liberty Lightning. Phase 2 includes new outdoor athletic venues for competition football, a soccer field, track and field event spaces, baseball and softball fields, tennis courts, grandstands and a bus storage/maintenance building. Phase 3 will be a classroom wing addition to increase capacity from 1,000 to 1,500 students.