Douglas Anderson School of the Arts

Jacksonville, Florida

  • FIRM

    KBJ Architects


    Duval County Public Schools

  • AREA

    87,497 sq.ft.





The architect designed additions, renovations, site improvements and remodeling for Douglas Anderson School of the Arts.

The new construction included redesign of the main entry to provide a multipurpose circulation space with access to the main offices of administration and the classrooms on campus. Additional new construction included a media center for ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$131.43FEATURED IN2004 Architectural Portfolio production; recording control room and studio; multipurpose rehearsal hall for all arts; theatrical and music practice rooms; a guitar studio; a drafting area for theatrical set design; various music/vocal labs; and multipurpose conference/lounge rooms.

Renovations to existing buildings provided five new art labs, a reading room, computer lab, chemistry lab, creative-writing labs and renovation of the main administration building.

The project included major maintenance to replace a 30-ton air-cooled chiller in the existing music suite; re-duct, re-control and replace all wall- hung units; rewire electrical systems to accommodate new technologies in old buildings; and redesign mechanical systems. The project also provided exterior enhancement of existing buildings and window replacement.