Construction Cost per Square Foot for High Schools

In a continued effort to keep our readers informed of the most current construction cost trends on projects that EVstudio has experience in, below is the 2013 cost data from RSMeans, the industry leader in construction cost estimating. These costs are for the completed, finished  building project and does not include land costs, entitlements costs, soft costs, financing costs, other site improvement costs or furnishings, trade fixtures or tenant equipment.

This data is for High Schools. If you would like to discuss a Education type project with our Specialized Education Studio, we would be happy to help you with your next steps. Just comment below, email or call us at 303-670-7242.

Construction Cost High School 2013


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2 thoughts on “Construction Cost per Square Foot for High Schools”

  1. Hi Gale,
    Thanks for your inquiry. We don’t have anything more recent from RSMeans on this project type, however, our guidance echos theirs, which is to use an index in order to adjust for the year. For each location, construction cost indexes are available online and you would simply multiply (or divide depending on which direction you’re calculating for) by the index for the adjusted cost. This of course is only a rough method to outline an initial conceptual budget – a “ballpark” if you will. Actual estimates of construction cost can only be developed as an actual design on an actual site can be formed. We do have an office in Texas and have designed hundreds of thousands of square feet of educational space, including K-12 and we would be happy to discuss this with you further. Just let us know and we can connect you with Jim Salyer, our regional Director there. he is at 303-670-7242 x107. Thanks!

  2. Good Afternoon….

    I’ve been doing some on-line research for current costs and trends in K-12 construction in the Dallas/Fort Worth market. I came across your website and found the charts for various building types very informative.

    I noticed that some of the articles and charts are based on 2013 Means and wondered if you have more current information for those types?

    Thank you for your assistance!

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