GENERAL PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The existing Morgan School in the Cherry Neighborhood to Community
Charter School is a circa 1925 building, two-stories with a partial
basement and includes an attached 1950’s cafeteria addition. The school
is approximately 15,000 s.f. The Community Charter School intends to
lease the building and renovate the existing facility maintaining its
current configuration with minor modifications to offices in the
administrative area, some minor classroom modifications and revisions to
the cafeteria space to provide for a multi-purpose space including
dining, art, and teacher work space.
The brick exterior requires minor renovation. The existing windows need
minor repair and preparation for new paint and sealants, including the
removal of existing screens over the first floor windows and removal of
existing thru-wall A/C units.
The interior layout is a simple double loaded corridor with stairs on
each end of the building. There are several areas where the existing
floor structure will need to be shored/leveled.
The exposed wood flooring will be sanded and finished. There will be
new floor finishes as required, and the walls will be repaired as
required and painted. The existing ceilings will be removed and
replaced with new GWB in all areas except acoustical lay-in ceilings in
the corridors. New lighting will also be installed. There will be
minor demolition of existing walls and construction of new walls. The
existing mechanical system will be replaced. The main trunk lines will
run down the corridors above new lay-in ceilings, and exposed spiral
duct will be run in each class room.
FOCUS AREAS / ELEMENTS
New Front Doors and Transom:
The existing solid wood doors will be replaced with new hollow metal
doors and new glass transom that match the front elevation (see 1/A4).
This design is consistent with the historic character of the building.
New SW Elevation Entry Doors and Transom:
will be installed to enclose the existing vestibule for security
purposes. This design is consistent with the historic character of the
Central Hallways Dropped Ceiling:
A new suspended 2’x2’ lay-in acoustical tile ceiling (ACT) will replace
the existing suspended ACT ceiling to hide the new mechanical duct.
Class Room Duct work:
New exposed spiral ductwork will be slightly suspended from a new
drywall ceiling in each classroom. This will be an un-obtrusive element
in the existing classroom providing for an all new mechanical system.
The duct may be painted the same color as the ceiling/adjacent wall,
painted black or an accent color.
Most of the existing doors will be repaired as required and repainted
for reuse. There are some new interior doors as required by the current
interior space design. Existing doors will be reused as much as
possible. See the Floor Plans and Door Schedule for details.
Lower Level Access from the Exterior:
The lower level classrooms will have direct access to the exterior for
grades K-1. There are new handicap accessible ramps and stairs cut into
the existing grade to provide for this access. See Lower Level Plan
The existing stage in the Multi-Purpose (M.P.) Room will be relocated
when the existing wall separating the M. P. Room from the Teachers Work
Room is moved to increase the area of the M.P. Room.
The existing flag pole will be removed from the roof of the building for
two reasons. First the oldest existing photos indicate there was no
flag pole on the roof, but on the ground in front of the school.
Second, it is impractical and dangerous to raise and lower the flag from
a second story window.
There is consideration to replace the existing windows with new
insulated double-hung windows that will match the existing, maintaining
the historic character. A sample will be provided for the Boards review