This new 74,000 square foot building opened in 2010. It is a one-story elementary school for 580 students. The forward-thinking design utilizes daylight harvesting to enable the school to conserve energy and help improve quality of interior environment.
The space requirements include a physical education facility, media center, kitchen/cafeteria, administration area, art and music suites, computer and special education classrooms, and pre-K classrooms. New, modern furnishings were specified to enhance the overall environment and provide adaptability within the classrooms. Photography was used as a method of way-finding tool throughout the school.
This project is multi‐faceted in that it includes renovations and additions as well as combining lower and upper campuses to create one main K‐12 campus. The building program included renovations, modifications, and additions to the existing 6‐12 school as well as a new wing for K‐5 grades. In order to accommodate the increase in students, a new cafeteria and media center building was also added. New ceilings and lighting were added for all existing classrooms. Daylighting technology was utilized in the new Cafeteria and Media Center with the use of daylight roof monitors which provide filtered light into main spaces to reduce the amount of electric lighting needed, in turn reducing the cooling loads.
Originally built in 1959, this elementary school was badly in need of an upgrade. SRJ planned and executed a complex renovation of the school with a new two-story classroom wing, new physical education building, media center and administration area. The renovations were completed in phases while the school was fully occupied.
The result was a more welcoming, flexible and attractive school; essentially a brand new, state-of-the-art learning facility, for a fraction of the expenditure of building from the ground up.