The original Richmond School building, built in 1929, is undergoing major renovations and is receiving a new addition to increase classroom space, and includes a brand new cafeteria. The addition will be ADA-compliant, and LEED (Lead in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certified with high-efficiency mechanical and lighting systems, and low-flow plumbing fixtures to reduce water usage.
The new cafeteria and full-service kitchen means the previously multi-use “Gymnateria” can now be used as a full-time gymnasium. The existing school will benefit from the new mechanical system and energy efficient light fixtures, along with other improvements. Existing classrooms will be updated with lighting, electric and data outlets, new window shades, and new flooring and paint that provides a warm and welcoming learning environment. The entire project is anticipated to be complete by March, 2022.