Mineral Point Elementary School Renovation & Addition

With the 2021 fall semester fast approaching, Kraemer Brothers finished up the multi-year project for the Mineral Point Unified School District on schedule, providing an exciting start to the school year. With the elementary school located on a steep, rocky hill in the middle of a residential neighborhood, careful site planning and extensive structural engineering were required during construction. The two-story addition features a new gymnasium and library/media center, while the existing school was remodeled to make way for updated offices, classrooms, and a cafeteria. To complete the transition from the existing building to the addition, a connecting bridge-walkway with a large, peaked glass roof was constructed for natural daylighting and an updated modern look. In an effort to make the new building energy efficient, MEP upgrades and automatic light fixtures with zoned lighting were added to freshen up this 1967 vintage elementary school, bringing out a brand-new school feel. This school also received new air handling units as well as an upgrade to the HVAC system to include air conditioning throughout the school.

Description

Description

Silver Award

General Contractor, Restoration & Renovation

Mineral Point Elementary School Renovation & Addition

Mineral Point, WI

Kraemer Brothers

Owner: Mineral Point Unified School District

Designer: HSR Associates, Inc.

With the 2021 fall semester fast approaching, Kraemer Brothers finished up the multi-year project for the Mineral Point Unified School District on schedule, providing an exciting start to the school year. With the elementary school located on a steep, rocky hill in the middle of a residential neighborhood, careful site planning and extensive structural engineering were required during construction. The two-story addition features a new gymnasium and library/media center, while the existing school was remodeled to make way for updated offices, classrooms, and a cafeteria. To complete the transition from the existing building to the addition, a connecting bridge-walkway with a large, peaked glass roof was constructed for natural daylighting and an updated modern look. In an effort to make the new building energy efficient, MEP upgrades and automatic light fixtures with zoned lighting were added to freshen up this 1967 vintage elementary school, bringing out a brand-new school feel. This school also received new air handling units as well as an upgrade to the HVAC system to include air conditioning throughout the school.