Client:School Board of Monroe County
Location :Key West, Florida
Budget :$37,101,095
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. Currently the project is 75% complete, 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.

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CURRENT STATUS (as of 12/11/2018)

Phase 1 sidewalks, asphalt paving for the basketball courts, EZ Roll stabilized grass driveways, and sod and landscaping are complete. The site has now been fine graded and the ballfield clay and Bermuda sod have been installed with irrigation. The dock installation has been completed and the site chain link fencing has been completed for Phase 1. Aluminum fencing is ongoing. The roof panels have been installed along the classroom roof in Area A and the 2-story roof panels are being installed now. The dolphin mural wall has been installed. The kitchen equipment was completed. Final coats of paint have been installed and specialty ceilings have been installed. The wall mural in the cafeteria was installed and acoustical wall panels have been hung on the walls. The Dining sound system has been installed and tested and all Cleartouch panels have been installed. The Life Safety, elevator, and kitchen hood ansul system inspections all passed. Substantial Completion was officially dated 11/29/18.