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Updated: December 22, 2016
The previous Genesee Hill building was demolished and replaced by a new elementary school.
The new 91,000-square-foot Genesee Hill School replaced the site’s former building and accommodates up to 650 students. The school community was moved from nearby Schmitz Park Elementary, providing that community with a modern school designed to 21st century standards.
The new elementary school includes a three-story classroom wing composed of grade-level classrooms with a shared learning spaces between the classrooms to serve large or small groups. Flexible space is included for art, science, music, special education and childcare.
The new building has steel framing with some masonry walls, masonry veneer and metal cladding. The sloped site required a shoring wall and both auger-cast and pin piles.
- Rain gardens and biofiltration cells filter and treat storm water, reducing pollution entering the water systems.
- Energy-efficient LED lighting installed in the parking lot, main hallway, learning commons and gymnasium.
- Strategically placed skylights and windows reduce the need for lighting during the daylight hours.
Architect: BLRB Architects
Construction management firm: Heery International, Inc.
Contractor: Spee West Construction, Inc.
Construction began: Fall 2014
School opened: Fall 2016