Saint Francis Preparatory School

Project Background The scope of the Saint Francis Preparatory School's Capital Improvements Campaign included a Facilities Assessment Study which documents the condition of the existing facility, and preparation of a Master Plan which identified major renovations and additions to the facility, along with Architectural, Structural, and MEP/FP Systems upgrades. A Steering Committee commissioned the services of TRITEC Construction Consulting Services (TCCS) as their Program Manager, to assist in the interview and selection of a qualified team of architects and engineers to conduct the CIC, and to assist in the estimating and scheduling of the overall project, and ultimately to coordinate the bidding and construction of the project. After setting up the project Saint Francis asked TRITEC to act as the Construction Manager for the construction of the facility.
Project Size:50,000 sq. ft.
Location:6100 Francis Lewis Boulevard Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
Architect:Perkins Eastman

The building expansion was designed to marry a non-symmetrical mass into the existing symmetrical building layout, and to consolidate the various educational programs, while alleviating major student interior circulation issues. The exterior masonry was selected to make a bold statement to potential donors, that the expansion represents a revitalization of the 150 year history of the institution, and is complimented with more contemporary materials such as metal panels and glass curtain wall systems.

The construction of the facility is took place during the school’s operational hours, with limited site mobility. As Construction Manager, TRITEC’s primary concern was for the safety for all student and faculty, which were addressed through detailed Site Safety and Logistics Plan, which was generated with the schools administrative staff.

Project Information

The Campus Additions & Renovations project for St. Francis Preparatory High School is a multi-phased, facilities upgrade, interior renovations and building addition project, designed to make SFP a 21st century educational teaching facility. The program includes a comprehensive upgrade of the buildings mechanical systems and infrastructure, along with a 50,000 square foot expansion to its existing physical campus and associated renovations of the existing classrooms, library, science labs and art rooms. The expansion has been constructed as a three-story structural steel frame with brick and masonry exterior walls, insulated metal panels, and a glass curtain wall Façade.

To satisfy additional academic programming requirements, the expansion and renovations included a state of the Science Center, Fitness Center and Locker Rooms, Music Arts Center, Classrooms, and a new Art Center on the top floor of the existing school. The facility replaces the schools existing antiquated science labs, art space and fitness area, which will be converted to additional instructional space and labs, and administrative areas.