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Olathe West High School

K-12 Education

This $77 million school being built in western Olathe, Kansas will be the fifth high school building for Olathe Public Schools. It will focus on 21st-century learning, emphasizing the use of technology, open, modular learning spaces, and collaboration among students. The focal points will be the Learning Commons – a three-story lobby connecting to an open media center, and the Learning Communities – four wings where students will attend regular classes. It will be finished for the 2017-18 school year.

This design-build project has had numerous changes. It currently includes 227 tilt panels. Bracing the panels has been a challenge with several tilt-up sub-buildings inside the building and three levels of structural steel. We have used five different panel erection sequences.


Customer McCown Gordon Construction, LLC
Owner Unified School District No. 233
Size (finished slab) 5,681 cubic yards
Location Olathe, KS
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