This project consisted of constructing a new 65,000 square feet elementary school in the foothills near Greenville, SC. The facility is single story, featuring a grand entrance made from cultured stone, full service kitchen, lunchroom, media center, multi-purpose gym, in addition to the classrooms and administrative areas. The elementary school has a nominal classroom capacity of 400 students, pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, with a core capacity of 600.
The school has 4 kindergarten classrooms (1 for 4 year olds and 3 for 5 year olds), 14 grade classrooms, 2 self-contained classrooms for special education, self-contained/resource classroom, itinerant teacher’s room, speech and hearing lab, reading lab, media center, science lab, computer lab, art room, music room, and physical education multi-purpose room. Sitework for this project is particularly noteworthy.
The new school, being constructed in hilly terrain required approximately 35,000 cubic yards of concrete and 25,000 cubic yards of fill. Extensive segmented retaining walls were utilized. Portable and fine water lines were installed from the main water line located at the highway. A sanitary sewer pump storage system with drain field was installed. Site was graded to allow collection of storm water at various storm inlets and carried through RCP to an approximately 3 acre retention pond constructed on the opposite side of highway. Extensive site fencing and landscaping installed around school property and retention pond. Extreme care and diplomacy had to be exercised at all times to maintain good relations due to the sensitive nature of the school and surrounding land owners, particularly during site operations. Additionally, the school had extension asphalt paved parking with separate bus loop and car rider drop offs, and baseball field with fenced back stops.