This project renovated and modernized an elementary school that was more than 30 years old. Additions also were needed to accommodate the growing number of students. The design allowed for a staggered schedule that kept the existing facility in operation during the renovation and construction.
Over the course of 18 months, 20,280 square feet of additions COST PER SQ FT$86.71FEATURED IN2004 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation constructed, and the existing facility was renovated and modernized. Additions include classrooms, resource rooms, specialty areas, and a new kitchen and cafeteria. The open commons area of the existing school was remodeled to include administrative areas, a media center and computer labs.
Specific areas of interest include the renovated entry, media center and cafeteria. Color and theme were a significant part of the project. Bright primary colors were used in common areas, and individual classrooms were decorated with specific motifs. The media center features a tiered reading nook separated by book columns for a quieter, more comfortable setting. The columns are detailed with specific titles selected by the students.