Partner/Chief Operating Officer
■ VJS developed a comprehensive facility study process to evaluate existing building conditions, identify deficiencies, develop timelines and estimated costs for improvements
■ The level of detail varied depending on what phase of capital improvements the owner was seeking feedback
■ Silverbrook 5-6 Intermediate School is an existing one story building with mechanical mezzanines
■ The existing 83,375 square foot building was completely remodeled
■ The existing administrative and library sections were demolished
■ The new additions of 96,167 square feet include classrooms, gymnasium, cafeteria, library, and administrative areas
■ The new additions are a combination of steel structure and masonry load bearing walls
The Milwaukee Business Journal Real Estate Award, 2015
Daily Reporter Top Projects, 2014
The 180,000 square feet of additions and renovations at Silverbrook Intermediate School were sequenced in 11 phases in an occupied school while classes were in session. The construction was phased so the school would be able to remain operational. The length of the project was originally scheduled to be completed in 22 months and was shortened to 15 months.
One unique feature incorporated into the school was the main corridors were finished with multiple colors to represent a brook/stream to tie in with the name of the school.