The modernization of Jefferson School consists of a $8.6 million remodel of an existing 1980’s elementary school to include 21st Century learning and improved technology, maintenance and operations campus-wide. In addition to the interior improvements, Studio W developed a new campus entry, which encloses the existing covered entry and provides a “vestibule” for secure access to the campus, administration and multipurpose facility. This vestibule not only creates improved security but also enhances the original entry and curb appeal.
We also activated the student quad area to provide opportunities for outdoor learning and presentation. Improvements to the secondary entry and bike parking area also enhance security and the overall aesthetics of the school.
Overall, the project improves the look, feel and operation of the campus, while positioning it to accept the future K-8 conversion that will take cues from the architectural vocabulary applied to the initial modernization.