Science & Band Addition, Kimmons Junior High School
Guest Reddick Architects
602 Garrison Avenue, #800, Fort Smith, AR 72901
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
Date Bid: Aug 2005
Construction Period: Sep 2005 to Oct 2006
Total Square Feet: 31,740 Site: 2.04 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 31,740 (new, 18,890; remodel,
12,850); total, 31,740 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 27’8”; total, 27’8”.
Basic Construction Type: New/Addition/Renovation.
Foundation: Pier & grade beam. Exterior Walls: CMU, brick.
Roof: Metal. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: CMU.
Structural Engineer: Schmalz Engineering - 109 East Walnut,
Paris, AR 72855
General Contractor: Ramsons - 3111 Dan Avenue, Jonesboro, AR
Electrical Engineer: Don Yates - P. O. Box 361, Mansfield, AR
Mechanical Engineer: HSA Engineering Consulting Services, Inc. -
5701 Euper Lane, #A, Fort Smith, AR 72903
The addition to Kimmons Junior High School included a new science wing,
administration suite and band room. The addition also presented the
opportunity to design a new entry to the school that resulted in a new
entrance atrium that gives a beautiful and spacious feeling as you
A fully furnished laboratory serves a total of six new science
classrooms, each with its own storage. The administrative suite contains
offices for the principal, counselors and nurse, along with an open
layout for the secretarial support staff and a waiting area. Two new
teacher workrooms were included in the addition and two other spaces
within the existing school were renovated to become additional teacher
workrooms. The new band suite includes an instrument storage room, a
drum storage room, and two offices.
Alterations to the existing school include renovating the former band
space into a dedicated orchestra room. Finishes in the existing choir
room were updated. Additional areas were turned into office spaces,
storage, and practice rooms for the choir and orchestra departments.
Previously part of the media center, the renovated administrative suite
houses the vice principals’ offices and the student detention center.
A new driveway connects an existing parking lot and a main entry road.
New accessible parking was added to accommodate visitors to the school.
Several well-established trees in front of the building were
specifically designed around and protected during construction in order
to remain as part of the campus.
DIV. 7: Column Covers, Aluminum Fascia and Canopies:
Armetco; Soffits & Metal Wall Panels: McElroy Metal.