West Middle School required renovations and life-safety upgrades throughout the entire 150,000-square-foot facility.
RTA completed a thorough facility assessment and survey prior to proceeding with system designs. This 1,000-student middle school was occupied during construction, necessitating the need for five distinct construction phases. Phase 1 provided reconfiguration of the existing parent and bus drop-off loops, including grading and drainage issues. Phases 2 through 5 divided up the interior renovation scopes of work in order to maintain the educational environment, allowed phasing of MEP scopes of work, and appropriately managed the CM/GC’s construction phasing.
Programmatic deficiencies addressed in the renovation included: creation of a new identifiable and secure controlled entry; reconfiguration of the main administration offices, consolidation and reconfiguration of the counseling suite, teacher work rooms and teachers’ lounge; reconfiguration and expansion of the art department; complete renovation of all science rooms; and complete renovation and reconfiguration of the boy’s and girl’s locker rooms. In addition, finish materials throughout the building were replaced or upgraded while addressing existing code and ADA issues throughout the building. Mechanical, electrical, and life-safety upgrades and significant technology infrastructure updates were also included the renovation.