Renaissance Charter School at Tradition

Renaissance Charter School at Tradition

The new Renaissance Charter School at Tradition is one of an exciting series of projects created for Red Apple Development. The facility utilizes a “pod” classroom layout, which arranges classrooms around multi-use areas to promote interaction and learning by integrating flexible, useful spaces while minimizing the noise and wasted space of corridors.

This 64,000 square foot school features a state-of-the-art plasma air system. This system meets fresh air requirements by cleaning air inside the ductworks instead of constantly opening dampers to get outside air, significantly cutting cooling costs in Florida’s hot climate.

The design of the building was challenging. This site was located in a Development of Regional Impact (DRI) which had its own architectural guidelines as well as a separate approval process from the city. Mr. Smith led the design and approval efforts concurrently with both parties. The municipality was mainly concerned about the traffic impact and noise the school would have on the nearby retirement community, while the DRI was most concerned about the exterior finishes of the building. Developing a relationship with both the city and DRI were essential to keeping the project on track.

In addition to the design and permitting of the building, Mr. Smith led the design and permitting for a master storm water pond and lift station for the subdivision.

Mr. Smith created the development budget and schedule, led the design and permitting process and oversaw the construction, ultimately leading this project to be completed on time and within budget.

 

*project completed under previous employment

Client: Red Apple Development

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Location Type: Port St Lucie, Florida

Construction Period: 8 Months

Construction Start: 64,000 Square Feet

Construction Finish: July 2013