opsis architecture

The renovation of the 55,000 sf building, built in 1931, was an extremely fast-tracked project that used early mechanical systems pre-purchases to reduce the project schedule by three months. The seismic renovation includes new shot-crete shear walls and roof diaphragm work. The project also included a unique application of metal-clad wood replacement windows, allowing the installation of a new highly efficient system that matches the appearance of the original glazing. The building has all new mechanical systems including new ducted air conditioning and heating, new main electrical systems and new data and telecom throughout. All floor and lighting systems were replaced and the restrooms completely rebuilt. An elevator was added to the two-story structure to provide full accessibility.

Phase two of the project, included the glazing-in of the existing exterior courtyard to create a new winter garden and dining commons. This unique space takes a previously unused service court with safety and security issues and transforms it into a new heart for the school, tying the three wings of the school together for the first time.

Opsis was the design architect in partnership with Abell Architecture Group as the local architect.

Stats

  • 62,500 sf
  • Completed 2009
  • Opsis Architecture - Prime Architect
  • Abell Architecture Group - Associate Architect
 

Demonstrated Experience

  • Seismic renovations
  • Updated mechanical systems
  • ADA accessibility improvements
  • Dining facilities
  • Daylit winter garden
  • Renovated historic school building
  • Phased construction
  • Washington Elementary School
  • Washington Elementary School
  • Washington Elementary School
  • Washington Elementary School
  • Washington Elementary School
  • Washington Elementary School

Stats

  • 62,500 sf
  • Completed 2009
  • Opsis Architecture - Prime Architect
  • Abell Architecture Group - Associate Architect
 

Demonstrated Experience

  • Seismic renovations
  • Updated mechanical systems
  • ADA accessibility improvements
  • Dining facilities
  • Daylit winter garden
  • Renovated historic school building
  • Phased construction
 
  • Washington Elementary School
  • Washington Elementary School
  • Washington Elementary School
  • Washington Elementary School
  • Washington Elementary School
  • Washington Elementary School