Utica City School District
Utica, New York
Post-referendum planning included several tasks to prepare the district for the impending 187.6 million dollar capital project. The first major task was an evaluation of all district buildings along with a space evaluation to determine needs district-wide. Our team included building users, district building staff and administrators to collect information to provide a base for good planning decisions. As part of the building review district standards were determined for technology, fire alarm, security, access control, clock/pa and direct digital controls for mechanical systems.
Our team also assisted with aid evaluation and determinations with the State Education Department to establish the cost guidelines for each of the projects. Led by the district project manager our team assisted with phasing strategies and the eventual approved facilities phasing plan.
Post-referendum the district faced a decision to address a growing elementary population. Our team generated options including cost evaluation and aid calculations which led to the eventual decision to expand to 10 elementary schools and convert the existing administration back to a school and create Conkling Elementary.