To better serve their growing community, District 212 began the design and construction of a new high school campus on an open plot of land at the edge of town to replace their aging facility. EEA worked with the school and district officials to design for future expansion, particularly drainage of the stadium and field house.
The new Rochelle High School property presented its own challenges abutting Kyte Creek and draining to a large watershed. Athletic fields, stormwater detention and native planting areas were designed to take advantage of the creek and floodplain conditions. These unique designs addressed potential site challenges, as well as helped maximize current and future usable space.
EEA team members worked closely with the municipality and county to design a site that allowed for the extension of existing regional utilities, including a substantial sanitary lift station and municipal water tower. Upon completion, the site served as a center for students , staff, as well as a as residents of Rochelle.