The addition to Kearny Elementary School included and full new kindergarten wing, media room, and administrative offices. Construction materials included bar joist, steel beams and columns, and CMU bearing walls. The new construction of the media room took place in the location of the previous entry, surrounded on three sides by the existing building. The existing structure was taken advantage of, with the new roof addition being supported by the surrounding existing CMU walls. All new construction was designed to be fully tied into the existing with connections being made at the diaphragm, wall, and foundation level.
Architect: Studio Southwest
Contractor: Jaynes Corporation