Destiny Charter Middle School was a Team-Build negotiated project with BCRA that involved major renovations to a 1905 concrete building that formerly housed Rogers Elementary School. Fresh paint and a new roof give the building’s exterior an updated look, but more extensive work was necessary on the 53,000 square foot building’s interior. Major scopes of work included selective demolition, hazardous materials abatement, and the relocation of non-structural partitions to create smaller classroom sizes. New HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems were installed. Site work included new parking areas, resurfacing of asphalt playground areas and upgraded landscaping.
The building, originally constructed in 1907, had been abandoned for 12 years and suffered from severe vandalism and neglect. This caused numerous unforeseen challenges on the project, in addition to the fast-paced building schedule and tight budget. Korsmo worked very closely with BCRA to discover and troubleshoot hidden obstacles prior to construction to prevent costly surprises. Through strong collaboration and innovative field technology, the team was able to make timely, effective and budget-friendly decisions throughout construction.