CARUSO

 

LOCATION: KEANSBURG, NJ

CLIENT: NEW JERSEY SCHOOLS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

MARKET SECTOR: EDUCATION

SIZE: 122,000 SF



THE OPPORTUNITY

The New Jersey Schools Development Authority (NJSDA) developed a program and schematic design to build a new state-of-the-art grade K to 4 school on the site of the former 58,000 square-foot Joseph C. Caruso Elementary School, which was demolished in 2013. The NJSDA took public bids from pre-qualified design-build teams for design and construction of the new school.  The Hall Construction Company/ PS&S Design-Build Team was awarded the project in January 2014.

THE CHALLENGE

Leveraging our technical experience and past collaborations on K-12 school projects to deliver this new school on a fast-track basis ahead of schedule and within the budget (+/-$32.7 million).

 

THE PS&S SOLUTION

For this new 122,000 square foot Joseph C. Caruso Elementary School, PS&S completed full design and documentation adhering to the SDA Kit of Parts prototype model. Floor plans were refined to meet New Jersey Department of Education room size limitations and DOE Final Educational Adequacy approval was achieved in a timely manner. The project employs sustainable design and is targeting USGBC LEED Gold certification.

 

 

 

 

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DISCIPLINES INVOLVED

ARCHITECTURE

CIVIL

ECOLOGICAL & PERMITTING

ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY

INTERIOR DESIGN

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

MEPF

STRUCTURAL

SURVEY & LASER SCANNING