The addition at Lincoln Heights provided needed space for a Kindergarten classroom and storage area on the first floor. The new library has direct access to the Resource Room located on the second floor, which was renovated from an existing classroom. An extensive renovation of the main entrance to the building included relocating the school’s administration offices, which were located at a side entrance, back to the front of the building. A new ramp was incorporated into the design at the main entrance for public access and a new elevator was installed in the main corridor. New security features lock down the main entrance access to the building when school is in session, forcing visitors through the main office to sign in before gaining entrance to the facility.
HVAC renovation included a total indoor air quality upgrade of the facility. These upgrades included additional building envelope insulation and a total exterior window and door replacement. All HVAC equipment was upgraded and air conditioning provided to the entire building as part of the new design. All of the existing ceilings were replaced with new suspended acoustical tile ceilings with new lighting, which included energy efficient ballasts and occupancy sensors used throughout the building.