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Nile Garden Elementary School Modernization and New Construction Project

Schematic Design ‐ Board Review

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On August 21, 2018, members of the Core Planning Group for the Nile Garden Modernization and New Construction Project presented the recommended schematic design for the Project. The Architect, Timothy Huff of TPH Architects, reviewed the design as developed.

The project’s proposed scope of work includes a modernization of the existing school, the construction of new building housing three kindergarten classrooms (aligned with the California Department of Education requirements), a new multi-purpose room building, the replacement of the existing asphalt play court, and a new parking lot.

One of the most significant priorities for the project is to increase the program capacity of the school to 1,000 students. Through a detailed design process with the Architect and Core planning team, the design includes functional space that meets this priority and aligns with the educational program requirements of the school. The design as developed includes space for resource programs such as; speech, bi-lingual aides, psychologist, intervention programs and administration functions.

Below, in figure 1.1, is a representation of the schematic design site plan for the project.

Nile Garden Site Plan1 

In addition to increasing the school’s program capacity to 1,000 students, the modernization of the campus will include the projects previously identified in the District’s 2014 Facility Master Plan and prioritized as health and safety, deferred/major maintenance, modernization, and upgrades, and code compliance issues.

The project’s design team has identified within the project’s scope of work specific improvements to address the following items corresponding to the Master Facility Plan Priorities:

  1. Asphalt Replacement – play court area
  2. Storm drain improvements, as required
  3. Septic system improvements, as required
  4. Roof repairs, as required
  5. Fire alarm & paging system upgrades
  6. Improvements and ADA compliance work in existing restrooms
  7. Carpet replacement in portables and permanent buildings
  8. The conversion of the existing cafeteria/admin area into a new secured administration space
  9. Portable relocation and improvements
  10. Play-structure replacement

In figure 1.2 is a representation of the exterior elevations of the new multi-purpose room building.

NIle Garden Multip Purpose building1 

One essential element of the project and its overall timeline is the structured alignment of the project with the Water Resources Control Board (PROP 84) Water Quality Project. The Water Quality project is a consolidation project, which includes a new city of Manteca well, water line to the school, and the site infrastructure pertaining to the consolidation. The scope of the water quality project also includes the necessary water storage facilities for fire- suppression of the school’s buildings.

Once the schematic design for the project is approved, the Architect will begin the design development phase. This phase includes the detailed design work for the project. The project is scheduled for DSA submission in December of 2018 with construction projected to begin in summer of 2019.

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