McDonogh 42 Elementary Charter School
Award of Merit
General Contractor CORE Construction
Owner/Developer Jacobs/CSRS Program Management
Lead Design Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Structural Harmon Engineering LLC
Civil Julien Engineering & Consulting Inc.
MEP Mazzetti Inc.
School Owner Recovery School District
The renovation of Recovery School District’s McDonogh 42 Elementary Charter School added nearly 3,500 sq ft, along with an upgrade to the 73,672-sq-ft school. Teams integrated a new air-conditioning system while maintaining the high ceilings so that historic windows and transoms were not covered. The design team proposed using a ductless, variable refrigerant flow system, with ductwork for exhaust and outside air only. Existing wood flooring was salvaged after demolition and reused in the corridors as part of the finish flooring; exterior window sashes were reused as well.