Architects, Natrona County School District officials and the public met Wednesday night to discuss the initial steps of Natrona County High School’s over $100 million renovation and restoration plan.

Officials say construction will begin on a $14 million multi-use annex this summer that will initially serve as temporary athletic and classroom space.

Tim Schenk is with GSG Architecture, the Casper-based firm responsible for designing the facility. He says the design will emphasize utility, efficiency and safety.

“It will house between 500 and 600 students and will be used as what we call ‘swing space,’ allowing students to be moved out of the building as (construction crews) do additional work, and then allowing us to keep those kids on campus and safe,” Schenk said.

Schenk says the intent is to compete the “swing space” building by next summer. The facility will be converted into permanent indoor athletic space at a later date.

The current Natrona County High School building was built between 1924 and 1941.