BCA Architects & Engineers has worked with the Greater Amsterdam School District to develop a comprehensive project that would address their most pressing facilities needs across seven of the District’s buildings. We worked diligently with Amsterdam to promote and pass a $48.9m referendum in the winter of 2016. The project was designed to be multi-phased over several years to allow construction to continue with the least interruption to day to day operations.
The project consists of significant work at each of the facilities with a focus on health & safety, athletic fields, energy efficiency & infrastructure. Scopes have included such items as heating systems and controls, electrical and security upgrades, plumbing improvements, athletic field upgrades, site and parking lot replacement, new LED lighting, etc. The list is extensive. A major component of the earlier phases includes the conversion of their open planned classrooms into traditional enclosed classrooms for security, acoustics and enhancement of learning. In doing so, BCA was able to secure an additional $5 million dollars in building aid for the District.
We are currently designing phase 5; the first phases are now in construction and the work has been proceeding nicely. The District has been very pleased with BCA’s responsiveness to their issues, and we look forward to continued success in future phases of work.