Metuchen High School

Metuchen, New Jersey

This comprehensive building and site-improvement project began with a master plan that studied the options of renovating vs. replacing the 40-year-old facility. The district decided to renovate the entire 117,000-square-foot building. The renovations provided health and safety upgrades, enhanced interior environmental conditions and improved energy efficiency. A new ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$186.00FEATURED IN2008 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYInterior RenovationSUB CATEGORYRenovation center functions as a shared facility used by students during school hours and local YMCA members during off-hours. An athletic fields master plan determined the appropriate configuration, usage and maintenance of the fields.

Because of the complexity of the building renovations, a comprehensive, 12-phase logistical plan spanning 18 months was created. The project included all classrooms; science rooms; the art room; home economics; the auditorium; media center; gymnasium; a new wellness center; the cafeteria; administrative areas; corridors; restrooms; a new lobby; new elevator; roof, window and door replacements; exterior masonry and brick restoration; ADA improvements; replacement of all finishes; replacement of all mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems; a new fire-protection system; new technology infrastructure; athletic fields; and site improvements.