In 2017 DMS provided cost estimating services for Baltimore City Public Schools’ Patterson High School. 

The history

Patterson High School (formerly known as Patterson Park High School) is a public high school located in the Hopkins-Bayview neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland. It is a comprehensive high school with approximately 1200 students and serving grades nine through 12.

Today, Patterson High encompasses 303,582 square feet and was built in 1960. Since then, the school has undergone several renovations and additions, including a new science lab in 1995 and locker room renovations in 2001.

The project

The redevelopment is part of the 21st Century Schools project. The ongoing, $1.1 billion project was formed to rebuild and remodel up to 28 school buildings in Baltimore. It is being developed in a partnership with the city school system and the Maryland Stadium Authority.

The Patterson High School project will combine with The Claremount School and will be located on the site of the existing Patterson High building on Kane Street, off Eastern Avenue on Baltimore’s eastern rim near Interstate 95.

When it reopens, the Patterson High School-Claremount School will total 267,771 square feet. Enrolment will total about 1,500 students from both schools.  When a design of the school was presented and discussed, members focused on landscaping and the school’s flow and function through its newly designed academic corridor and specialty wings for arts and athletics.

Implementation of the renovation

The Patterson High School project involves the demolition and renovation or new construction of a 266,371 GSF school.  The design is set to include landscaping and a specialty wing for arts and athletics.  DMS provided four options for this project; A, B, C, and D.  Each option involved a different level of renovation or new construction.

Construction costs

Estimated cost of construction: $95 million.