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  Science & Band Addition, Kimmons Junior High School

Science & Band Addition, Kimmons Junior High School, Page 18Architect

Guest Reddick Architects
602 Garrison Avenue, #800, Fort Smith, AR 72901
www.guestreddick.com

General Description

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. 

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: Schmalz Engineering - 109 East Walnut, Paris, AR 72855
General Contractor: Ramsons - 3111 Dan Avenue, Jonesboro, AR 72401
Electrical Engineer: Don Yates - P. O. Box 361, Mansfield, AR 72944
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 enter.

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.

Manufacturers

DIV. 7: Column Covers, Aluminum Fascia and Canopies: Armetco; Soffits & Metal Wall Panels: McElroy Metal.

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