North Glendale Elementary School, constructed in 1937, was one of three elementary schools slated for renovation and expansion identified in the district’s 2010 bond referendum. Planned for modifications through a districtwide facility master plan study in 2009, the school was to receive a new academic wing to accommodate full-day kindergarten and other CAPACITY420COST PER SQ FT$167.79FEATURED IN2013 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation components.
The new 32,000-square-foot addition includes eight grade-level classrooms, art and music classrooms, student toilets, a kitchen and cafeteria, and new gymnasium. The former gymnasium was totally renovated and converted to the library/media center.
Situated within a traditional neighborhood, the new addition carefully replicates the architectural style and detail of the original structure. Although the building’s exterior character was to be maintained, the district’s facility committee mandated that the addition, including all renovated areas, be designed to maximize the instructional and aesthetic needs of today’s students.
Carefully planned educational spaces that are rich in technology, natural light, and sustainable materials were created to fulfill student and academic requirements.