This 5,866-square-foot project includes new science and art classrooms that encompass the entire existing upper level and a portion of adjacent flat-roof area. The project altered shelled space originally constructed in 1990.
On-site construction to occupancy spanned a 31/2-month summer period, with an earlier spring break start on a partial roof removal and COST PER SQ FT$133.00FEATURED IN2005 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation of the existing structure to maximize the available floor plate.
Programmed space includes three fully equipped science classrooms, an art room and a foreign-language classroom. The science program, previously in two shared and aging spaces, was expanded into three larger classrooms designed to serve lower-, middle- and upper-grade levels. The art room space has skylights fitted with motorized blinds to manage multiple lighting scenarios.
Classroom technology includes video systems, voice-amplification systems and computer network services. Mechanical and electrical designs include air conditioning and a new addressable fire-alarm system with the infrastructure to enhance facility-wide safety.