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Oxford High School

2009 Bond Program


Oxford Schools

10 N. Washington St

Oxford, MI 48371

August 2011

Completion Date

$2.2 million

Project Cost

  • Provide Athletic Field Complex design including synthetic turf playing surface, long jump pits, rubber track
  • Design storm sewer system and retention pond expansion for new athletic complex
  • Design Tennis Court Complex and associated components
  • Perform complete site grading and earth balancing including pavement, sidewalks, athletic field, tennis courts, practice fields, etc.
  • Coordinate with Construction Manager, other design disciplines, and contractors throughout construction process

Services Provided


IDS Architects

Chuck Lewis


Athletic Field Improvements

The Athletic Complex at Oxford High School was one of the largest projects included in the $33 million bond passed in 2009 for the Oxford Area Community Schools.  The new synthetic blue athletic field playing surface (the first of its kind in the Midwest) was perhaps the most noticeable change the school saw.  Sharpe Engineering provided the engineering design of this new complex which included storm sewer system design, site grading, retention pond sizing, revised roadway access, and other associated improvements.  The existing retention pond on site was not large enough to hold the additional runoff created by the synthetic surface.  Sharpe Engineering performed all runoff calculations required to redesign the retention pond.  Sharpe Engineering utilized other areas of the high school site to provide a balanced earthwork plan.  With the immense amount of earth generated by the expanded retention pond, Sharpe Engineering raised

Tennis Court Complex

 the elevations in other locations to accommodate the new Tennis Court Complex and the football practice field.  The Tennis Court Complex, the only courts in the District, includes eight tennis courts, bleachers, and sidewalks to access the facility.  In addition to the site design, Sharpe Engineering also aided the Construction Manager in answering contractor’s questions, issuing CCDs and meeting on-site to discuss construction matters.

In addition to the improvements to the athletic facilities, changes were made to the school’s main entrance and performing arts center entrance.  These improvements were designed to improve traffic flow (both vehicular and pedestrian).  Sharpe Engineering provided the construction plans for both of these projects.

Retention Pond Expansion

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