We completed site demolition and grading, structure/shell, building fit out and added parking – all while working on a tight, sloped site. The intermediate foundations consisted of no-drill stone columns and a handful of helical piles near an existing building. The structure was steel, with an envelope of brick, split-face CMU and metal wall panels. The finished space included a gym and stage, lobby, elevator and meeting and preschool rooms.
Tying into the existing structure presented challenges, but the project schedule and sequencing was simplified because no students were on site due to the Covid-19 pandemic. There was a difficult sequence of framing up underneath some existing beams before all the required structural demolition could be accomplished. There were also several code enforcements issues that popped up at the very end of the job that created a scramble to allow the building to open prior to school starting.