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  Westminster Lower School AdditionWestminster Lower School Addition

Architect

ADG, Inc.
116 E. Sheridan Avenue, #100, Oklahoma City, OK 73104
www.adgokc.com

General Description

Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Date Bid: April 2011 Construction Period: June 2011 to July 2012
Total Square Feet: 22,926 Site: 3 acres.
Number of Buildings: One, 12 classrooms, 4 enrichment rooms.
Seating capacity per classroom: 16 students, 1 teacher.
Building Sizes: First floor, 11,323; second floor, 11,603; total 22,926 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 14’; second floor, 13’; total, 36’.
Basic Construction Type: Addition.
Foundation: Pier & grade beam. Exterior Walls: Brick.
Roof: Asphalt shingles, built-up, metal. Floors: Concrete, composite, steel deck. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Project Team

Structural Engineer: Engineering Solutions - 6801 N. Broadway Ext., Oklahoma City, OK 73116
General Contractor: Smith & Pickel Construction - 13415 N. Santa Fe Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73114
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: ZRHD, P.C. - 1318 N. Robinson Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Cost Estimator: White & Associates - 201 E. Sheridan Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Civil Engineer: Wallace Engineering - 120 E. Sheridan Avenue, #104, Oklahoma City, OK 73104


A beautiful two-story 27,500-square-foot addition to Westminster Lower School was designed by ADG in Oklahoma City. The addition provides classroom space, a new library, a reading room and a new entrance to the lower school for first through fifth grade students.

ADG began working with Westminster School in the 1980s on a campus master plan. In the first phase of the lower school, two floors of classrooms were constructed and opened summer 2006. The new school exterior complements the surrounding buildings creating a cohesive campus.

The new entrance to the lower school was designed to blend the original building with the addition through the use of complementary materials and the repetition of original brick patterns. Central administrative offices at the main entry and the floor above provide the first line of security and helpful information.

Throughout the school is an eclectic mix of traditional furniture and accessories juxtaposed against contemporary fixtures and features. The finishes are playful and modern with custom oak millwork, birch color-grid feature walls and graphic flooring patterns. Each classroom includes abundant built-in storage. Large windows fill the building with daylight. A veranda along the east offers quick access to the green playground outside.

The second level includes a new library. Sumptuous carpet, antique furniture and cozy reading nooks make it the perfect quiet place for students to enjoy reading. There are also 14 computer stations for online and interactive learning. The library features large windows with blackout screens for movie time.

"Colorfully Creative" was the concept behind the interior design. Color abounds throughout the space through accent ceiling soffits, locker pods, flooring materials and toilet wall tile. The vibrant accent colors promote creativity, while warmth and comfort is extended through the neutral colors.

ADG, in collaboration with the faculty, successfully designed a school that reinforces the Montessori teaching philosophy of Westminster: to nurture creativity, curiosity and develop knowledge. For over 39 years, ADG has provided professional design and management services. With 17 registered architects and 60 employees, ADG consistently ranks as one of the largest design firms in Oklahoma.

Product Information
Interior: Sherwin Williams, Armstrong
Flooring: Shaw, Mannington, Bolyu Carpet, Crossville, Johnsonite


 

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