Drayton Mills Elementary School

Spartanburg, SC

Spartanburg School District 7
Delivery Method
CM At-Risk

Project Description

Spartanburg School District 7 employed the use of the CM At-Risk approach for the first time when setting out to build a new 130,000 SF elementary school to allow for future growth up to 800 students. District 7 selected Harper to serve as CM At-Risk for the project and guide them through this new procurement method.

Harper provided preconstruction, site preparation, and construction services for the new state-of-the-art Drayton Mills Elementary School, in the Upstate of South Carolina. Built on approximately 17 acres in the Drayton community, replacing Houston and Chapman elementary schools, the new school includes a fine arts area, media center, playgrounds, multi-purpose field, cafeteria, and student support spaces. The two-story steel framed structure contains light gauge metal framing, dry wall, storefront, and brick veneer. Notably, the school was constructed with an eye toward energy efficiency and sustainability meeting the Green Globe standards.


  • Sustainability
  • Alternative Delivery
  • Award Winning


  • One Green Globe® Award Winner