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First Steps toward PJP Master Facility Plan

September 27, 2019
By PJP Advancement Team

Earlier this week, a Request For Proposal (RFP) went out to four architecture firms as the first step in the process to create a Facility Master Plan for Pope John Paul II High School. The Master Plan is a high priority for PJPII stakeholders, who listed it as Priority #2 for School Vitality Goals. A brief timeline and highlights of the RFP are listed below.


  1. Submission of Proposals - Wednesday, October 16, 2019
  2. Presentation to Committee - November 2019
  3. Completion of Facility Master Plan Document - Spring 2020


  • Review the condition of all aspects of the school facilities including architectural, mechanical and electrical components.
  • Note life-safety features required for a school building renovation exceeding 50% of the building’s value.
  • Establish priorities for school wished-for projects as well as facility needs.
  • Address requirements for school to remain in session during the first phase.
  • School recommendations for consideration to be incorporated into the master plan (subject to revision after meeting with the school administration and facilities committee):
    • Provide a new school entrance on corner of Jaguar & Yaupon, potentially as a new stadium front with a chapel inside
    • Establish an inviting and homogeneous exterior physical presence, cover exposed metal panels
    • Add a physics lab and update existing labs
    • Add a media center, with media production capabilities
    • Add a band room
    • Identify energy-saving measures - HVAC, lighting, windows, insulation, etc.
    • Update and expand the cafeteria/auditorium
    • Update the gymnasium
    • Update the exterior athletic facilities and add a track
    • Add a field house/weight room
    • Update conference room / St. John Paul II showcase 
    • Update main office entrance
    • Revise parking lot and driveways for safer morning drop off and afternoon dismissal
    • Develop a phasing plan
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