Buchart Horn Architects provided design and construction administration services for the renovation of select classrooms of the ground floor and design foundation waterproofing and grading around a small portion of the building to improve existing site conditions.
Renovations to the classrooms included converting two existing classrooms into state-of-of-the-art Kindergarten Music and Art classrooms. An overly large existing classroom was converted to a new wrestling room while another classroom was designed to accommodate a boxing ring surrounded with all the apparatuses used for workout as it relates to boxing as a sport.
Another 1,800-SF existing classroom was converted into a state-of-the-art Maker Space. The space included computer-controlled equipment such as CNC Routers, laser engravers, lathes, and milling machines. Traditional equipment, located on the other side of a glass door dividing the space in two, was wood lathes, metal lathes, drill presses, table saws, and grinding wheels. The room was to be the first of its kind in this school, incorporating STEM and STEAM into K-8 and community instruction.
Plumbing, fire protection, mechanical, data/networking, lighting, and electrical systems were replaced to update thermal and energy efficiency. In addition, the mechanical systems now meet the required ventilation of interior teaching spaces required by building codes today.