Opelika, Ala. (PRWEB) August 14, 2014
This year, Opelika High School students are coming back to school at a fully-upgraded campus.
General contractor Robins & Morton completed the $39 million expansion and renovation project at the beginning of August – just in time for students to kick off the 2014-2015 school year.
On the first day of school, students found that over 227,024 square feet of new classrooms, a new cafeteria and a new front canopy were added to the school, in addition to increased parking and lobby renovations.
Several of the new classrooms have been designated for art, consumer science, health science, driver’s education, special education, engineering, publishing and horticulture. Computer, science, and interactive business technology labs have also been added to the campus.
During football season, fans will be able enjoy the renovations to all of the football facilities. Bulldog Stadium has upgraded to turf instead of grass, increased seating options with 900 extra seats.
Students will also discover that there is a new indoor practice facility and athletic building complete with locker rooms and coaches offices.
The school hosted an open house on Sunday, August 10, to allow community members to get the first look at the school’s upgrades before the first full week of classes began.
About Robins & Morton
Founded in 1946, Robins & Morton is a privately held engineering and construction firm that consistently ranks among the 100 largest U.S. contractors in Engineering News-Record Magazine. The company has also been named one of the best mid-sized companies to work for in America because of its worker-friendly and family-friendly practices. Robins & Morton is based in Birmingham, Ala., with offices in Dallas, Texas; Huntsville, Ala.; Orlando, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn.; Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, N.C. For more information, visit http://www.robinsmorton.com.