When Notre Dame Academy High School needed design consulting services for their largest ever campus expansion they selected Bayer Becker. The recent expansion and renovation project included a theater and athletic room additions, and construction of a sports field with synthetic turf and track. In an effort to monitor the potential settlement of some of the significant fill areas (30’+ fills) under the track and field, Bayer Becker developed a monthly monitoring program in coordination with the geo-technical engineer for the project. Bayer Becker was also responsible for the layout of the sports complex and coordinated its drainage design with the installer. In addition to design, the project team assisted Notre Dame Academy with the bidding process for the track and attended bi-monthly meetings with the school and its building committee.
New tennis courts and proposed parking were also included as the school upgraded a majority of its campus. Bayer Becker’s Landscape Architecture department provided planning input as well as preparation of renderings and sustainable design elements. Finally Bayer Becker provided a traffic study to facilitate future planning and assist with entry and exit to the school. The school’s expansion and renovation was coordinated with two City of Park Hills municipal projects resulting in a coordinated effort to improve both pedestrian access and an existing flooding issue.
After construction began, continuous improvement discussions took place with Notre Dame Academy, encouraged by Sanitation District No. 1 (SD1) and coordinated by Bayer Becker. As a result of the discussions, the school decided to incorporate two green infrastructure features. It was stated that green infrastructure was in line with the school's beliefs and mission in both providing an environment that is conducive to learning and respect for the environment in which we live.
Bayer Becker also designed and obtained approval for a water quality basin wetland for one of the detention basins on-site and a rain garden for the main parking lot area. Building on our service core value, design took place in a very timely manner to avoid any disruptions in the compressed summer construction schedule. Both the wetland and rain garden were designed with collaboration between the Notre Dame Academy Biology department, the Northern Kentucky University Center for Applied Ecology, the Thomas More College Biology department, and Split Rock Wildlife Conservation Kentucky.