Rudolph Gordon

Simpsonville, SC

Greenville County Schools
Delivery Method

Project Description

Harper was selected by Greenville County Schools to construct the Rudolph Gordon K-8 facility, a STEAM focused school, located in Simpsonville. As a qualified bid project, Harper was not brought on to the project until construction documents were completed. However, a short value engineering process was completed before construction started.

The construction includes a 12,000 SF new kindergarten and first grade wing to the existing elementary school and a new 140,000 SF building to host the addition of fifth through eighth grade classrooms. The scope also includes various site improvements and three new athletic fields. The new addition includes a commercial kitchen, a state-of-the-art gym, and two major labs filled with equipment similar to advanced manufacturing businesses. Due to unexpected growth in the district, Harper and the Greenville County School District created a plan to accelerate the completion of the kindergarten wing by one year.