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Patrick Henry High School
New Secured Entrance
New Secured Entrance


Patrick Henry High School - is scheduled to undergo major renovation and expansion starting 2018 as outlined below. To receive periodic updates on project milestones and other news, sign up to receive e-alerts.

School Location: 4320 Newton Avenue N, Minneapolis, MN. 55412

Project Updates:

April, 2020: The project is substantially complete. Contractor is finishing up on a change order, punchlist and warranty work. 

October 3, 2019: The project is near substantial completion and the move in has occured. Some work will be done over MEA Break. 

August 16, 2019: The project is near Substantial Completion. There was a Punchlist walk through on August 8th. Move in activities occuring after and will be completed prior to staff returning August 19th, 2019. 

July 16, 2019: Food service equipment upgrade is currenlty being worked on. Substantial completion is scheduled for August 9, 2019. 

April 24, 2018: The contractor has completed Phases 1 – 5 of a 6 phase project.  Contractor is currently ahead of schedule as they have requested access to Phase 6 classrooms (7 total) so that they can get ahead for Summer construction 2019. The New Secured Entrance is complete and being used by Henry HS., for its intended purpose. Henry HS., will be closed for Summer 2019 so Phase 6 of the project will be completed.

November 21, 2018: Work is ongoing.

October 10, 2018:  New entrance construction is complete. New seats, flooring and paint in the auditorium will be complete later this fall.  Remaining construction work, such as the HVAC and electrical systems upgrades, are ongoing.  Construction is phased to limit disruption.

August 24, 2018: The work will occur throughout the building while school is in session; to limit disruption, and allow continued use of core teaching and learning, phased construction and intermittent moves will be done. Construction crews are working to finish painting the exposed ceilings above the ductwork and final cleaning and moving in furniture.

Approximately, 30% percent of classrooms will be air conditioned this year. The entire school classroom space will be air conditioned by summer of 2019. Work continues in the auditorium which should be completed in October with new seats, flooring and painting.

July 19, 2018: The new secured entrance is 90% complete. Completely finishing work on the entrance and transitioning to working on major components of the HVAC systems and electrical systems throughout the building. 

Scope of Work:

  • • Patrick Henry High School was built in 1926, with multiple additions added thereafter. The total size of the facility today is approximately 229,000 gross square feet. Construction shall commence in spring 2018, and be completed in fall 2019.
    • Major renovation includes significant mechanical, plumbing, electrical, security, fire alarm, clocks, public address, and architectural requirements including a new front entrance addition and auditorium renovation. The renovation shall address deficiencies as related to HVAC, lighting, ADA, plumbing, and security. Core infrastructure and systems will be upgrade or replaced entirely.  The work will occur throughout the school; to limit disruption, and allow continued use of core teaching and learning, phased construction and intermittent moves will be done.
    • Mechanical and Electrical improvements include HVAC upgrades, dehumidification, electrical backbone including feeder panels, a main entrance addition to address ADA and security requirements, door access and camera systems upgrades, and upgraded lighting with LED fixtures. 
    • Architectural and Design Finish improvements include wall, flooring, ceilings, and some windows and wayfinding/signage improvements as impacted by the routing of new mechanical and electrical systems.
    • Food Service Equipment Upgrades was added to the project and will be completed over Summer of 2019.  These improvements will be replacing obsolete equipment with new.

Project Schedule (subject to change):

Design: Fall 2016 - 2017

Procurement: Winter 2017

Pre-Construction: March 2018

Ground Breaking Ceremony:  Thursday, March 29, 2018 @ 1:00p.m.

Construction:  April 2, 2018

General Contractor: Shaw Lundquist

Completion: August 2019                                                                                     

Contruction Progress

New entrance

Project renderings