Sequiota Elementary School
Springfield Public Schools did not have a lot of money to accommodate the changes in Sequiota Elementary School to necessary for better security into the building. Ireland Architect was very conscientious of the existing conditions so that very little work had to be constructed to get the intended result.
Sequiota Elementary School was built many years ago and security was not thought of as important at that time for incoming visitors. Administration was located centrally in the building, which was great for inter-school proximity, but not great for controlling who comes into the school building. Ireland Architects renovated an existing classroom to accommodate the relocated administration offices which would allow better visual and physical control and security to those entering the school.
Better security, stay within budget and timeframe.
Once the administration area was ready for occupancy, then the original administration area would be renovated to be used as a classroom, therefore coordination was critical not only with the people being shifted, but also with the timing of the work being done as to not interrupt normal school procedures. This project’s construction was brought in under budget.
What the Client Says:
This is being written in recognition of the excellent support provided by Stephanie Ireland and her team of professionals at Ireland Architects. The Springfield Public School District has enjoyed a very positive relationship over the past year designing, coordinating and executing the work associated with the demolition, renovation and expansion of the South Transportation Facility.
Stephanie and Natalie have been very responsive and competent in all aspects of design and construction management, beginning with the introductory meeting to discuss SPS standards and front-end documents through design and construction/ closeout. Ireland Architect’s commitment to quality and organization has put my department at ease by keeping a very organized and detailed running schedule, timely pay-app approvals and quality advice to the owner regarding field conditions and innovative solutions.
David E. Bishop
Director of Building Services
Springfield Public Schools