Cedar Lane Center was built in the late 50s and early 60s as a middle school. Educational requirements had changed dramatically over the years, with few changes to the instructional spaces.
The architect worked closely with the county to develop a two-year phased renewal and addition program. The facility remained open during the work.
Three classroom trailers ASSOCIATED FIRMStrickler & Associates; Meyer Consulting EngineersCOST PER SQ FT$84.50FEATURED IN2000 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation moved on-site prior to the work, and a phasing schedule was developed with the principal and faculty to make sections of the school available for work during the year. Common area work was performed over the regularly scheduled breaks in the academic year.
The project included the addition of: a new gymnasium; a new performing-arts suite; a new technical education center.
Other spaces within the existing facility were reconfigured to meet today’s educational demands with: a new media center; a new arts classroom; a new life-skills classroom; new science labs; remodeled classrooms, clinic and administration areas.
Systems installed or replaced included lighting, HVAC, ADA upgrading and renovations, security/fire-suppression systems, window replacement, CATV/data/communications networks, new parking lot and site improvements.
Note: Area = 34,000 sq. ft. (renovation); 9,800 sq. ft. (addition)