The existing gymnasium, restrooms and locker rooms were not meeting the school’s needs. The school desired a larger multi-purpose room for school assemblies and student performances and community use. In addition, the administrative area needed additional space and a little more classroom space was also desired. Half of the existing gymnasium was demolished along with all of the existing locker rooms and main school entrance vestibule. An intermediate floor was added to the remaining north half of the gymnasium to create two levels. On the upper level, a storage mezzanine was created. Under the storage mezzanine, new, larger locker rooms/restrooms was added. In addition, a reception area, entry vestibule, principal’s office and new classroom were added.
Bluestone Engineering provided complete MEPT/FP design. New, energy efficient LED lighting and lighting controls were specified for the new and renovated areas, plus the parking lots. Rough-in was provided for a permanent and portable theatrical lighting system and sound system for the gymnasium. The existing fire alarm system was expanded to provide voice annunciation in the new and renovated areas of the building with the capacity to extend to the entire building in the future. A grease interceptor was installed underground outside the building to meet current WRA requirement. New HVAC units were specified for the additions. A fire protection service was installed throughout the new additions and renovated areas, but was designed to eventually serve the entire school.