Stryker Local Schools
629 Arabella Street, Defiance, Ohio 43512
Tel: 419-682-6961, Contact: Nate Johnson, Supt.
701 1/2 W. First Street, Defiance, Ohio 43512
Tel: 419-782-6211, Contact: Kraig Beilharz
Tel: 419-228-7272, Project Mgr.: Jake Miller, Supt.: Bob Slusser
Project scope included the construction of a new 2-story HS/MS building and renovations to the existing Elementary School (81,480 SF in all). A 2-story addition was constructed for the high school and middle school students, consisting of classroom, lab, and gymnasium space. Renovation consisted of replacement/upgrade of interior finishes and HVAC systems in the 1980 elementary wing. All of this work was conducted on the same site that was essentially the size of a city block. The project included the demolition of the 1920 high school building as well.
The student body moved into their new facility on schedule and the project was completed under the district's budget. This was accomplished as the existing buildings maintained educational services and despite pre-existing unsuitable soils.