Client:School Board of Monroe County
Location :Key West, Florida
Budget :$37,331,678
Architect :Harvard Jolly
Completion :July 2019

Monroe County Schools Gerald Adams Elementary School

The new Gerald Adams Elementary School will provide a state-of-the-art 21st century learning environment for the community. The school is built as a multi-structure, two-story facility incorporating the latest features in flexible learning spaces, technology and security as well as being designed to provide a safe, environmentally friendly campus.

The new school is being constructed on the existing school site, allowing the existing structures to be utilized during construction. The existing school buildings will be razed once the new school building is complete to allow for redevelopment of the site. This required the work on this project to be phased in a way to not disrupt school activities during the construction process. Utilities and other critical infrastructure have been designed to enable potential future expansion on the property. The new school facility is being built based on the specified Green Globes standards. Construction began in the Summer of 2017, with Phase I (new building) completion scheduled for November 21, 2018 and Phase II (site improvements) scheduled to be completed in July, 2019.

 

CURRENT STATUS (as of 4/2/19)

The Ajax team continues to track and resolve warranty items for the new building. Ajax also continues to assist MCSD with miscellaneous requests and additional work needed for the new building.

Phase II walkway canopy foundations were placed and walkway canopy installation is ongoing. Installation of storm piping and structures is ongoing. Light pole installation and electrical rough in is ongoing. Rough grading and curb layout will begin on 04/04/19 once the light pole installation process is complete. The front Marquee tilt-panel was patched and painted and the LED signs within the tilt-panel are currently being installed.