Bamberg Ehrhardt Middle School
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BAMBERG-EHRHARDT MIDDLE SCHOOL
Bamberg School District One | Bamberg, South Carolina
The Bamberg Ehrhardt Middle School campus had been in operation for more than forty years without significant improvements. Extensive renovation was needed to buildings systems, envelope, and the interior learning environment. New classrooms, administration areas, and an exterior facade upgrade revives this campus into a true community school. To ensure this school’s continued effective operations in the coming years, the initial master-planning process led to new circulation paths, new classroom additions, and conversion of existing spaces into new functions. New grade level classrooms, a computer lab, and a special education classroom were added. Existing classroom wings were reorganized to provide expanded administration functions, such as a guidance suite, teacher workrooms, clinic, and larger shared classrooms. Close attention was given to the school’s community presence. At the new front addition, pitched roofs and covered porches clearly identify the main school entry. Parapets were extended vertically to screen rooftop mechanical units. Large glazing invites natural light into the interior. The end result is a completely new identity to the school with better, safer, and compliant spaces.
PROJECT COST & DELIVERY
INTEGRATED PROJECT DELIVERY approach. Construction budget of $3.2 Million was met. Upgraded campus with new additions is approximately 40,000 sf, serving 300 students.
Facility was completed in the Fall of 2012. Students remained on the campus throughout the school year, requiring a complex phasing strategy.
Client Bamberg School District One
Architect AAG Architects
Engineering RB Todd (Civil), Johnson & King (Structural), Owens & Associates (MEP)
Contractor Thompson Turner Construction