Building upgrades include a new cafeteria with a full-service kitchen, a new A/C system for the entire complex and a new full-size basketball court for the middle school. The existing classroom layouts were all updated and re-organized, allowing the classrooms in the basement to be relocated to the upper levels. A state-of-the-art media center was also provided.
The entire complex was designed to meet accessibility requirements. A new main entry was provided for the new building as part of the master plan and circulation through both buildings was streamlined. The addition of a new elevator between the two buildings provides access from both buildings to all floor levels, while maintaining a separation between the elementary and middle school students. The master plan takes full advantage of the expanded site, incorporating a 44-space parking lot, new play area for the middle school and a modernized playground for the lower grade levels.
This project exemplifies Studio 5’s vast experience with community use properties. Our attention to detail and novel design in this facility allowed for a greater use of space. We are hoping to recreate and improve North Camden Community Center in a similar way which will allow for more comprehensive use of the facility for all.
|Owner: NJSCC (now the SDA)
||Contact: Don Todd Associates
||Size: 40,000 square feet
||Cost: $18 million|