Brownsville Elementary School 2009 Renovations
The original school was constructed in 1965 with additions made to the building in 1996 and 2004. The 31,950 square-foot project is comprised of a 9,000 square foot pre-engineered metal building gymnasium; an approximately 1,900 square foot cafeteria addition; twelve additional classrooms, a resource room and teacher workroom. There will be a courtyard between a portion of the existing building and the southern classroom addition.
Renovation of the existing kitchen, including new kitchen equipment and air conditioning, is to take place along with expansion of the existing cafeteria.
The architect has incorporated teaching gardens where the site allowed, along with natural lighting provided by Solartubes and clerestory windows in the classroom and hallways. The building has several canopies to shield the classroom windows from direct sunlight on the south side of the new addition. The sitework includes an improved student drop-off area, bus canopy, and relocated and expanded play areas.
LEED Gold certification of the project was achieved.