With the start of the 2019-2020 school year rapidly approaching, the progress on the renovation project has been remarkable. It is thrilling to see something that looks so good on paper come to life as an actual object that you can see and feel. Our design team at ELM have guided us along the way.
Take a look at the progress from their point of view.
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Summer is now in full swing, and the temperatures are in the upper 90s. But that doesn't stop progress on our renovations!
At the south end of the building, sections of concrete have been cut out and trenches have been dug below ground level. This is where plumbing will be installed for the kitchen, new restrooms, and changing rooms.
Meanwhile, the concrete sections have been neatly stacked outside...ready to be sent off and recycled for another project.
The walls came tumbling down at the south end of the main buildling to make way for some major changes.
The area that most recently was home to Extended Care will have new purposes. First, part of this space will be used for the expanded kitchen. Chef Jim is looking forward to being able to broaden and enhance the lunch cuisine.
A patio and pergola area will provide a flexible space for outdoor lunch seating, class meetings, or a venue for school functions.
Finally, outdoor access restrooms and changing rooms will provide convenience when using this area, especially during swimming season.June 13
Walls studs are quickly springing up in the new Welcome Center, which is where all visitors will check in when they come to the school. It will include a new reception area and offices.
The old windows and doors have been removed, and will be replaced by a very attractive "storefront."
A new path will take visitors on a beautiful "walk through the ferns" to enter the Welcome Center.
Also, the entrance gate will be on the same level as the Welcome Center, so there will be no need to climb up stairs when you visit.June 3
The demolition process continues. The old cafeteria is slowly but surely being whittled down to its very shell. The new dining room will be awesome!
Click on the photo to enlarge: May 6
Due to the closing of the cafeteria, the students are getting their lunch from the Shark Bites Café in the Smith Center. They are enjoying the deli sandwiches and eating in their classrooms or outside.May 1, 2019
The Main Office has moved to the lobby of the Fine Arts Center. ALL checkins, tardies, early dismissals, etc. will now be handled in the FAC lobby.
April 29, 2019
Our Head of School, Pat Walker, has moved offices while renovations are ongoing. She is now located in Conference Room B on the 2nd floor of the Smith Center. Turn left when you come out of the elevator.
April 26, 2019
Lindsey Curry, Enrichment Services Manager, has moved into the lobby of the Smith Center.
April 25, 2019
We had a PODS storage container delivered to Parking Lot A to help us house some of the items from the Main Wing during the renovation.