The Lewis and Clark HS Commons Additions project provided a unique opportunity to tie today’s innovative building systems with Lewis and Clark’s historic foundations. The new 35,000 SF, addition equipped the school with a new state-of-the-art kitchen, nine classrooms, and spacious commons area. The main commons area creates an open area to gather comfortably with a radiant floor heating system under the polished concrete. Each classroom is fully equipped with modern audio and visual technologies for the most innovative learning. Garco maintained many historic features and seamlessly incorporated them in various locations throughout the new building. The building has a modern storefront and brick finish on the exterior of the building with pre-cast panels and parapet caps on the top of the brick which match the historic elements of the existing school. The new addition features a skybridge that ties into the existing building. The historic terracotta trim around the archway where the skybridge ties into has been preserved to demonstrate the contrast of the modern construction blending with the historic elements.