Ballard Middle School Addition

NEEDS:

  • Larger and more junior high science classrooms for growing school district
  • Flexible spaces to facilitate both lab and lecture functions within the same space
  • Integration of new technologies

CHALLENGES:

  • Twelve week construction timeframe to create junior high labs out of three existing classrooms
  • Additions to fit in within long range planning of the school district
  • Coordinate work and installation of equipment over multiple phases

SOLUTION:

  • Bid project in winter to allow for equipment delivery ready for installation in summer
  • Shared preparation spaces to minimize costs
  • Some equipment and furniture mobile to allow instructors to customize their space