The project consisted of demolition of several antiquated areas of the existing building, renovation of the remaining areas, and several new additions. Portions of the building remained occupied at all times, resulting in a complex construction phasing plan that spanned two years.
A curved classroom wing with sunshade louvers COST PER SQ FT$113.00FEATURED IN2012 Architectural Portfolio an administration area was constructed first to relocate students and staff. The existing classrooms and media center were renovated during the summers. The next construction phase included a kitchen, cafeteria and performance platform, as well as special-needs and counseling-services classrooms. At this same time, a new main building entrance providing enhanced security and an abundance of daylighting was constructed. The final construction phase included renovation of the existing gymnasium, as well as construction of gymnasium support spaces and additional classrooms.
A new vibrant color scheme was introduced throughout the building, personified by the whimsical terrazzo patterns throughout the corridors and cafeteria. Plumbing, mechanical, electrical and technology systems were upgraded throughout the entire building. Exterior improvements included masonry seat walls and landscaping throughout the site.