This 5,866-square-foot project of new science and art classrooms encompasses the entire existing upper level and a portion of adjacent flat-roof area. It alters shelled space constructed in 1990.
On-site construction to occupancy spanned a 3½-month summer period; work started during spring break on a partial roof removal and reconfiguration of the existing structure COST PER SQ FT$133.00FEATURED IN2006 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYInterior Renovation maximize the available floor plate.
Programmed space includes three new, 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 specifically serve lower-, middle- and upper-grade levels. The art room space incorporates skylights, fitted with motorized blinds, to introduce and manage multiple lighting scenarios.
Technology incorporated in the classrooms includes interactive whiteboards and 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.