CLIENT: DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS
LOCATION: DETROIT, MI
ARCHITECT: DICLEMENTE SIEGEL DESIGN INC. AND CM PARTNERS ARCHITECTS LLC
The joint ventures of KEO and McCarthy & Smith, along with DiClemente Siegel Design Inc., and CM Partners Architects, LLC. provided Design-Build services for 150,000sf Henry Ford High School renovation and additions project.
Work on the Henry Ford High School project included replacement of almost all of the exterior windows of the building with a combination of a window/curtain wall and Kalwall panel system. Some areas of the building received new brickwork and new CMU walls and all exterior doors were replaced and equipped with security. There was a semi-circular addition to the cafeteria as well as the creation of an outdoor eating area. The kitchen was renovated and received a new hood and kitchen equipment.
The building’s elevator underwent renovation and upgrades. All classrooms were stripped and renovated to have new flooring, refinishing and repainting of walls and ceilings, new marker boards and new tack boards, new lighting, new network cabling and outlets, new slide projector screens, new public address system, overhaul of the HVAC system and complete overhaul of the security system.
For Sustainable Design Education, a Sustainable Courtyard was created. The features of the Sustainable Courtyard include a Green House, a Pavilion with a Green Roof on it, 4 wind turbines and 2 solar panels. A bioswale and pervious concrete pavement were also utilized.