Orange Grove Elementary Charter School

NEW ORANGE GROVE ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL
Charleston County School District | Charleston, South Carolina

PROJECT NARRATIVE

The new Orange Grove Elementary Charter School includes more than 85,000 sf of educational space for 750 students. The small, 10 acre site utilizes multi -story construction and is surrounded by a well-established neighborhood within the city limits of Charleston. The school serves as a hub for its community with active after-school programs and community organizations. Sustainable design practices were implemented in the school’s design to reduce operating costs, preserve natural features of the site, and provide well lit, interactive spaces for learning. Important to the redevelopment of this site was maintaining existing large, live oak trees and buffers. The new campus saves all grand oaks, creating play yards and natural areas among the trees.

PROJECT COST & DELIVERY

Original Budget was $15.87 Million, Actual Cost was $14.82 Million. The project was delivered in three phases. Phase One relocated the student body to a temporary campus. Phase Two demolished the existing campus and prepared the site with new seismic measures. Phase Three completed the development of the new site and building.

PROJECT RESULTS

All phases of construction were completed on time and the project was delivered UNDER BUDGET. The new facility was occupied during the FY 2009-2010 academic year.

 

PROJECT DETAILS

Client Charleston County School District
Date 2010
Architect AAG Architects
Construction Management Cumming Construction Management
Engineering HGBD (Civil), Johnson& King (Structural), Owens & Associates (MEP)
Contractor HG Reynolds (Phase Three)