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Avon Community School Corp - Progressive Design-Build

Progressive Design-Build Project


Total Contract


Square Feet

Dec 2018

Target Completion Date

Project Overview

The Avon Community School Corporation recognized a need to upgrade the facilities at Avon Intermediate School East to bring them up to date and reconfigure the building to support current and anticipated STEM-focused programs. Avon utilized the competitive Progressive Design-Build procurement method, and Performance Services was selected to design and implement the renovation.

The school serves 5th and 6th-grade students and renovations will completely reconfigure the academic core by creating pairs of classrooms that share a collaboration room supporting the school’s paired collaborative teaching approach. Natural light will be introduced into the academic core through new clearstory skylight systems to be installed in the existing roof, bringing natural light into virtually all interior spaces. The classroom core is supported by a group of multi-functional STEM collaboration spaces of various sizes that are anchored by a new Innovation Center, all interconnected and thoughtfully arranged to allow the spaces to be utilized individually or in unison.

The administrative suite and main entrance will be reconfigured to improve security and function, as well as provide a fresh face on a building that lacks a recognizable main entrance. The band, choir, and orchestra spaces will be rebuilt to support Avon School’s strong performing arts programs.


  • New performing arts center and support spaces
  • Enlarged and upgraded cafeteria
  • Renovation of kitchen and serving lines
  • New mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems throughout
  • Complete renovation of all educational spaces and classrooms
  • STEM collaboration labs
  • Informal collaboration/gallery with skylights
  • Update exterior main entrances
  • Secure entryways


Steve Thoman

Steve Thoman

Business Development Manager

I have worked with Performance Services on several design-build and guaranteed energy saving projects. In all instances, I have found the entire team to be collaborative problem solvers with a focus on customer service. They listen, they do their homework, and they are very thorough in presenting and delivering quality solutions. We consider Performance Services to be a trusted partner and believe they will do what is in the best interest of our students and the District.
Dr. John Atha
Assistant Superintendent, Avon Community School Corporation

Understanding Design-Build

Unlike the traditional low bid design-bid-build method, design-build is where the designer and builder are unified as a single contractual entity to the owner which mitigates risk.