Farmington Hills, MI
Local philanthropic funding provided a generous gift to Hillel Day School, enabling the completion of three phases of a plan to create physical spaces that resonate with 21st century design.
In 2014 PBA was brought on board to provide MEP engineering and lighting design services for the multi-phased renovation of the Hillel Day School building. The 10,500 square foot 2nd floor project included demolition of existing classroom dividing walls and construction of new learning spaces. Existing MEP systems were reused/modified/extended as required to support the new spaces. The K-2 Wing encompassed approximately 13,087 sf of space, while the Davidson Wing encompassed 14,080 sf.
Elements of the renovated spaces include a central gathering space that allows for a sense of community and includes a fireplace and presentation platform, as well as comfortable and flexible seating. The Innovation Hub engages students by offering space for hands-on creativity and learning that blends art and science. The main hallways, traditionally lined with lockers, are filled with furniture to welcome quiet conversations and informal meetings.
The school’s administration recognizes the visionary leaders who understand the importance of Jewish day schools and they are pleased to anticipate wide use of the new spaces by the larger Jewish community.
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