ICS led a community engagement effort to study the needs of the Fairmont Public Schools PK-2 programs. Our team facilitated a community-based task force to look at existing site conditions, evaluate the findings, and confirm assessments of spaces against standards from the Department of Education and peer group schools with similar programs. The task force was able to see the space deficiencies that the existing programs were operating under, which they developed solution options for. ICS developed cost estimates for all options, analyzed operating cost impacts and graphically described the possible facility configurations under consideration.
ICS had the task force rationalize the options and develop a prioritized listing of the preferred solutions. This work was documented in a detailed report and presented to the board for consideration. ICS continued working with the board in workshop sessions as it deliberated the options brought forth in the report of the task force. The result of the Board’s deliberation was a $15.4 million project to create a 69,000 square foot, two-story PK-2 addition at the existing 3–6 facility, Five Lakes Elementary School, which passed referendum in May 2010. ICS later served as owner’s representative in the construction phase of this project.
This project included a significant remodel and interior renovations within the existing facility.
- 69,000 square feet
- $15.4 million
- Fall 2011
- Needs assessment, solution options development, referendum planning, construction phase owner representative