Jule F. Sumner High School

Tampa (Riverview), FL


Hillsborough County Public Schools

238,268 SF

Construction Cost
$75 million

Completion Date

Delivery Method

Project Description

The new Jule F. Sumner High School was designed on a 36-acre site to relieve school overcrowding in the fast-growing area of Florida’s southeastern Hillsborough County. The project scope involved the design and construction of the two-story facility, the largest high school in the county school district’s history.

Sumner High School features multiple smart classrooms, a gymnasium with full locker rooms, an auditorium with full working stage and lighting system; and a state-of-the-art athletic field with a concession stand, restrooms, and track outfitted in artificial turf. Three school buildings were designated hardened hurricane shelters with emergency generators and potable domestic water that can run up to two weeks non-stop.
The school’s electrical systems supply a 480V/3Ph service to each building and can be expanded for future needs. Photometric analysis for LED lighting was deployed in full interior/exterior lighting and controls, including high-performance sports lighting for the football, baseball and softball fields.
The mechanical systems feature a sustainable thermal storage system that shaves peak energy cost and consists of air-cooled chillers and ice storage tanks. The ice is consumed when energy cost is on-peak, which ultimately reduces energy costs.

VoltAir provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and information technology engineering services on the project.