Renovations, HVAC Upgrades, Master Plan
Rosati-Kain hired M+H for renovation of restrooms and locker rooms, replacement of windows and upgraded HVAC systems. For the window replacement portion of the project, we worked closely with the City of St. Louis Cultural Resources Office (historic preservation entity) and a window manufacturer to be sure that replacement windows were as close to historically accurate as possible. The original windows had been previously replaced, so the new windows were designed to match old photographs and the original construction elevations.
Clear insulated glass with low-E coating was used for energy efficiency and the original window frame color was brought back for historic accuracy. With the HVAC renovations that took place in 2011 the window unit air conditioners have now disappeared for an even nicer appearance and quieter, more efficient and comfortable environment.
New 3-Story School Addition, Convent Demolition & Renovation to Existing Building
M+H wrapped up the next phase of the Master Plan which included a new classroom wing and interior renovations. The project consisted of the demolition of the existing Convent building, construction of a new 3-story School Addition, and reconfiguration of various spaces within the existing building.
The addition includes a Commons, Chemistry Lab, unfinished future Physics Lab, new stair and elevator. The third floor corridor is finished but the Future Lab will be shell-only. The east and north exterior walls of the addition are constructed to accept a future expansion. The existing school building was renovated to include Offices, Meeting Rooms, and Classrooms. Site work included development of the area between the new addition and the existing Cafeteria building.