Central Services Facility

NCHS Preliminary Design Plans to Be Revealed

Casper - Preserving an historic icon in Casper while creating updated space for 21st Century learning is the challenge facing the team charged with the design for the expansion and renovation of Natrona County High School's building. Bassetti Architects have been working closely with a design team from Natrona County High School, the Natrona County School District, Board of Trustees, and community members to generate design options that will meet the needs of its students, create a meaningful up-to-date learning environment, and maintain the historic spirit of the building.

On Monday, Aug. 27 at 6 p.m., Bassetti Architects will share its preliminary design ideas with the community. The design will be built around a list of “District Guiding Principles and Committee Goals.” At the heart of the design are ideals such as collaborative learning communities, inventive learning settings, meaningful community partnerships, a culture of empowerment, and a memorable campus.

This summer, Bassetti presented the design committee a variety of options for how the campus could be laid out. The committee reviewed options that include rehabilitation of the 1927 portion of the historic building, removal of the 1928 pool addition, 1932 gym wing, 1975 cafeteria and gym wing, and the Vo-Tech/9th Grade House building. New additions would house PE, classrooms and CTE programs and would create open-space by implementing a multi-story courtyard within the renovations. The committee selected portions of the different options to piece together a design customized to the needs of NCHS.

Bassetti took feedback from the committee to formulate the preliminary design that will be showcased for the community on Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. at the NCHS Auditorium. This presentation is open to the public.