McCarthy/KWAME, a joint venture of Kwame Building Group and McCarthy, provided pre-construction and construction management services for the Barbara C. Jordan Elementary School in University City, Missouri.
The new $11.6 million Barbara C. Jordan Elementary School replaced an existing school in the University City School District near St. Louis. Demolition of the old school building began in 2009 and the new school was completed in 2011.
The new two-story, 64,834-square-foot school features 24 classrooms, including several specialized classrooms and specialty spaces that enable students to do more exploratory work and self-discovery. The school opened with 385 students, with capacity to accommodate up to 500 students.
Several architectural features were recycled from the old building and placed into the new facility to enhance the intimate feel of the school. Features include mosaic tiles from around water fountains, an entryway tile mural and a freestanding masonry memorial bench. The Barbara C. Jordan Elementary School was awarded LEED certification.
McCarthy/KWAME, a joint venture of Kwame Building Group and McCarthy, provided pre-construction and construction management services on the project.