St. Rose School - Fire Reoccupation and Classroom Wing Rebuild

St. Rose School - Fire Reoccupation and Classroom Wing Rebuild

  • Client: St. Rose School

  • Project Name: St. Rose Campus Re-Occupation and Classroom Wing Rebuild

  • Location: Santa Rosa, CA

  • Architect: Quattrochi Kwok Architects (QKA)

GMH Builders was brought on just days after the loss of the school in the Tubbs fire in October 2017. GMH Builders developed a strategic approach to re-open the school as quickly as possible. This included orchestrating a move to a temporary campus in Santa Rosa where GMH brought in portable classroom buildings and made fire life safety and security modifications to the existing commercial building to make it ready for the school’s occupancy and re-opening which was achieved in just two weeks’ time.

GMH then set its sights on mitigating the fire and water damage to the existing school campus. Over 2.6mm dollars of work was completed in 8 weeks’ time, which included complete remediation of the smoke and water damage, replacement of all interior finishes including, flooring, ceilings, all casework,

wall finishes, whiteboards and repainting of the entire interior

and exterior. Technology was upgraded to include smart board

throughout. Students returned to the main school three mont-hs

after the fire.

Focusing next on the rebuild of the destroyed classroom wing. GMH planned and implemented a series of measures to ensure minimal disruption to the now occupied school. This included sound barriers and addressing safety and traffic circulation to ensure school operations wouldn’t be impacted during the course of construction. Work included new classroom wing, PG&E Service upgrade to the school, a new solar lunch structure, two new age apocopate playgrounds, resurfacing of existing blacktop, replacement of basketball standards and ADA upgrades and resurfacing of the parking lots. The school also took advantage of the opportunity and upgraded the entire schools HVAC system while GMH was onsite. The classrooms were completed and school completely re-opened in time for the new school year.

  • Fast Track, Project Designed, Permitted/ Completed within 13 months after the fire.

  • Multi-Phased Re-Occupation.

  • Project was on campus of an active school.

  • Playgrounds

  • Solar Lunch Structure

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