With the help of Wiggins community members and students, Adolfson &Peterson Construction (AP) cut the ribbon on the new Wiggins High School and Middle School.
The 56,450-sf expansion, designed by architect Hord Coplan Macht, provides a new middle and high school for the rural Wiggins community. The project includes minor renovations to the elementary school and existing weight room, as well as the event center, which connect to the new addition. Project highlights include an expanded parking area, a 250-seat auxiliary gym, a wrestling room, an agriculture education shop, a 350-seat theater and 18 new classrooms. Outside the facility is a new track surface and events area surrounding a new football field that meets Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) regulations.
“Not only did the AP team build the building, but we’ve become lifelong friends,” said Wiggins High School Principle, Mike Book. “Some of these guys moved out here for the whole project. Some of them traveled everyday to make it out here to work. They’re just incredible people and we’re really fortunate because, not only did we get to know each other on this project, but our relationship will last forever.”
The new school is energy-efficient, code-compliant, safer and more educationally suitable for the Wiggins students and staff.