Education K-12

Mason Preparatory School  
       
description
 
Mason Preparatory School is a private combined elementary and middle school of
approximately 350 students. Goff D’Antonio Associates was retained initially to perform
a feasibility study to look at relocating the school or to expand and renovate the existing
school to address the needs of adding Kindergarten classrooms and bringing the academic
spaces to current standards for classroom sizes. This resulted in a master plan to add
a new lower school wing of eight classrooms, upgrade current facilities by combining
rooms to upgrade the size of existing classrooms, create a new main entry and lobby,
add a new student activities center to be used for physical education, team sports and
assembly along with additional classrooms. Phase I, the Lower School building, will start
construction in early 2014.
 
       
client
  Mason Preparatory School  
location
  Charleston, South Carolina  
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Ashley Hall Library and Science Center  
       
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Working in conjunction with Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott Boston, MA the firm was involved in the design of a new media center/library and the creation of two new science laboratories for biology and chemistry along with renovation to existing science classrooms for the high school/upper grades of this private girls school. The new facility will be state of the art and incorporate LEED principles which will benefit the environment, long term operating costs and life cycle costs of the facility. This project represents the first phase of a multi-phased master planned campus expansion to take place over the next five years. The new facility will be three stories in height constructed adjacent to Jenkins Hall and will include an entrance atrium which will serve as circulation space between Jenkins Hall and the new facility.

 
       
client
  Ashley Hall  
location
  Charleston, South Carolina  
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C.C. Blaney Elementary School  
       
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The project consists of the renovation and expansion of the Elementary School including construction of a new Media Center and an Early Childhood Development Wing with two new Kindergarten Classrooms and associated play area, and three new First Grade Classrooms

Renovations include conversion of the existing Media Center to an Arts Room and Music Room, conversion of several existing classrooms to Special Education Classrooms, and replacing interior lighting, ceilings, floor finishes and other cosmetic changes. The school will also receive entire mechanical and electrical replacement along with technology upgrades.

 
       
client
  Charleston County School District  
location
  Hollywood, South Carolina  
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Chicora Elementary School  
       
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The project's initial effort was to prepare a study for the replacement of Chicora Elementary in North Charleston with a new school designed to up to date standards. Five sites were analyzed relative to parcel size, access, utility availability, and other factors to arrive at a preferred site recommendation. Currently, the project is moving forward with advanced design through the design development phase for the architecture and site design including the planned 87,000 + sq. ft. Title 1 559 student school, an open air shelter farmer's market and various playfields to be shared with the new military magnet school. The design includes shared community use space with the intent of making the school a true community school. The school will house pre-K through 5th grade and includes support functions such as media center, science, art and music rooms, multi-purpose/dining facilities and administrative space. Classroom wings are two story elements with all support and common areas on the first floor. The resulting design will be estimated to establish a construction budget and the completion of design and future construction are planned as part of Charleston County School District's anticipated future bond issue.
 
       
client
  Charleston County School District  
location
  North Charleston, South Carolina  
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Oakland Elementry School  
       
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Working with Charleston County School District and Southern Management Group, the firm was retained to design a new 74,000 SF, 600-student elementary school to replace the existing school on the same 26-acre site. The school will house Pre-K through 5th Grade, and is being designed to meet sustainable/green building principles with extensive use of daylighting of classrooms and site orientation to take advantage of daylighting opportunities to reduce artificial lighting loads and reduce energy consumption. Other features include the use of high energy efficient heating and cooling systems, and recycled and environmentally friendly materials. The existing school will be used temporarily as a swing school to house students from other schools while their schools are being built or renovated. The existing school once demolished will be replaced with recreation fields and outdoor activity space to support the new school and local neighborhood needs.

 
       
client
  Charleston County School District  
location
  Charleston, South Carolina  
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R.D. Schroder Middle School  
       
description
 

The project consists of the complete renovation and expansion of the school. The program includes relocation of the school administration space to make it more accessible to visitors, expansion of the media center into the former administrative space and the creation of two new science labs and a new wing for arts, home arts and industrial arts. In addition, plans call for adding natural daylighting to all perimeter rooms, replacing interior lighting, ceilings, floor finishes and other cosmetic changes. The school will also receive entire mechanical HVAC and electrical replacement along with technology upgrades.

 
       
client
  Charleston County School District  
location
  Hollywood, South Carolina  
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