With the inception of the Douglas High School Facility Master Plan, a flurry of work began developing Educational Specifications for the site, utilizing the District Materials Standards as a guide in the design process. Due to the limitation of bond funding, the DHS Facility Master Plan was divided into phases. Phase 1 incorporated changes to building 100 and administrative area, new kitchen facilities, expansion of the small gym and major renovations and bleacher replacement in the large gym, revitalized commons area, permanent space for JROTC program, site circulation and parking revisions, accessability upgrades, and rehabilitation and major renovations to building 500, and a new two-story STEM facility.
Douglas County School District (DCSD) worked diligently with the Architect of Record, H + K Architects, as well as the CMAR Contractor awarded the pre-construction planning phase, Turner Construction. Many conceptual designs were considered. However, in November 2012, the Board approved a Schematic Design that the collaborative team could continue to model into the final master plan for the district's largest high school. In June 2013, the Board of Trustees approved the Design Development Plans which further developed the design, and incorporated changes made from the Schematic Design. The Board approved the final design, Construction Documents, in January of 2014.
The Construction Documents included the District's latest Materials Specifications and Educational Specifications specifically developed for the DHS project. The Board of Trustees approved the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) January 2014, and accepted Turner Construction as the district's CMAR.
Construction began April 2014 and was substantially complete prior to the start of the school year in the Fall of 2015.