What's Happening Now
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DLR Group is about a third of the way through the Design Development process. At this stage of the process the architects are fine tuning room dimensions and adjacencies. The architects have also begun to focus on color and finish selections for the interior spaces.
DLR Group presented an updated plan at its most recent core team meeting. This plan has also been shared with staff, and on May 27 it was also presented to the Design Advisory Committee for review and comment.
- View the May update here
DLR Group has completed Schematic Design phase after slowing for about a month due to challenges presented both by COVID-19 and alignment of the design and budget. Work on the Design Development phase begins immediately.
Fortis is currently providing preconstruction services for the “JAWs” project – Jefferson, Adams, and Wildcat elementary schools. In the last month, updated cost models were presented in an effort to compare the bond promise with construction budgets. This process is critical as we pass through Schematic Design and into Design Development of the Construction Documents. The team will work together as we find creative solutions to constructability challenges and maintaining essential design elements.
Core Team meetings restart after the COVID-19 interruption May 1, albeit remotely.
Foundation Engineering will be starting their geotechnical survey to assist in the design of the addition.
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DLR Group submitted a draft version of the schematic design report for this project to the District on February 14. The final version of the schematic design book will be presented to the District on March 6.
Fortis will use the month of March to dive deep into the Schematic Drawings to determine cost impacts, constructability detail reviews, and value-engineering options. This early design period is an essential time to help set the direction for success. Although there are similarities between the schools, each has unique characteristics that deserve special attention. Fortis anticipates issuing a comprehensive cost model for each of the three schools in early April.
Core Team meeting #5 will be held March 6. Principals and Office Managers will provide input on the updated designs for the additions and renovations.
February, 2020: DLR Group working on schematic design phase
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The Design Advisory Committee meeting #1 was held January 29. DAC members from Adams, Jefferson and Wildcat came together as a group to discuss the bond program and then broke out into individual groups by school to review and comment on their school designs.
- View the January update here
DLR Group is working on the Schematic Design phase of the project for work scheduled to start in the spring of 2021. The Design Advisory Committee meeting #1 is scheduled for January 29.
The DAC meetings will be joint meetings between Jefferson, Adams, and Wildcat.
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November, 2019: Design Advisory Committee Meetings to Begin in January
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The DLR Group architect team is preparing to initiate the design processes of the next phase of work scheduled for spring of 2021. Design Advisory Committee members are being sought.
This project is being managed in parallel with Adams and Jefferson. There will be shared design efforts, as well as site-specific work.
Core Team meetings (including the bond team and building principals and office managers) kicked off on November 1. The proposed bond scope was reviewed and input was provided on the initial design concepts for the addition and renovation.
September, 2019: Design Process to Begin
Seismic work was completed before the start of the new school year. DLR Group, the project architect, is preparing to initiate the design processes of the next phase of work scheduled for the spring of 2021. The bond team is working on a plan for community and staff involvement.
August 15, 2019: Seismic Work Continues
Fortis is making great progress with construction activities and remains on track
despite the unforeseen items that come with remodels. Some of the unforeseen items include equipment or ductwork in the way of new seismic braces or clips or heaters/HVAC that needed to be removed off an entire wall length rather than just a small section due to the original construction.
This project is still on schedule and within budget.
June, 2019: Seismic Upgrade Construction Begins
Wildcat will be closed from June 21 through August 25 for seismic upgrade construction work. The office will temporarily be relocated. Summer hours will be announced.
February, 2019: Building walk-through and investigation
A building walk-through is in progress to observe existing conditions. An investigation of the existing building and surroundings is also underway. Seismic upgrade design work is in progress.
Hazardous material sampling and testing will occur next quarter.
December, 2018: Site walk-through completed
Site walk-through by the project team and structural engineers.
October 15, 2018: Seismic Design & Permitting
Bond program managers are currently working on design and permitting for seismic projects to be completed at Wildcat Elementary this summer.
Bond Projects at Wildcat
Wildcat Elementary was built in 1962. Wildcat’s current enrollment is 424, with a current capacity of 425. The projected new capacity is 489.
Safety & Security Improvements
- Enhance emergency communication systems
- Improve emergency lighting
Wildcat’s current capacity is 425. The projected new capacity is 489.
- Add three permanent classrooms
- Renovate existing classroom space for student support services
Renovations & Repairs
- Improve ADA accessibility
- Install energy efficient lighting
- Replace covered play shelter
- Upgrade mechanical infrastructure including electrical, heating, and plumbing systems
- Upgrade finishes in hallways and shared spaces including floors, paint, and ceilings
Modern Educational Spaces
- Create collaborative/small group learning areas
- Create dedicated PE space by adding multi-use cafeteria