SGM was the MEP Engineer for a new school in Lake County which is the first of its kind in Florida, built to support a curriculum that weaves in the outdoor environment, science, technology, engineering, and math as part of everyday studies for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
The $33 million construction budget included a three-story, 160,000 SF school with younger students on the first two levels and older students on the top floor. This school can accommodate 800 students in pre-kindergarten through 5th grade and 400 students in grades 6-8.
The project consisted of a new multi-story K8 school designed for student stations, classroom, administrative, physical education, and educational related buildings. The K8 prototype also includes an integrated STEM lab and suite, media center, multipurpose dining facility with stage, a gymnasium, and site amenities inclusive of parking, drop off areas, and a multipurpose field and track.
The campus has two separate entrances and loops for buses and parent pick-up and drop-offs as well as separated and safe access for bike riders and pedestrians. The parent drop-off loop allows queuing for approximately 180 cars (double-stacked), in an effort to keep all traffic on site. The bus loop provides queuing for approximately 12 buses. Required drainage and grading was developed as required. Safety and security boundary fencing was provided as coordinated with the district. The project was completed on time and within budget.