Properly conditioned environments can improve student performance, decrease absenteeism, and promote a positive learning experience. Our goal for all K-12 Schools projects is to provide systems that create environments suitable to meet today’s needs, yet are agile enough to respond to ever-changing educational paradigms. Focusing on student and teacher comfort, systems are designed to provide independent temperature control, and occupant set-point adjustment and override capabilities to allow staff the flexibility to operate the systems to meet their individual classroom needs.
As lighting technologies have advanced and classroom technology needs have changed, so has our approach to classroom lighting design. Multi-level switching, dimming and daylight harvesting have all been applied to provide optimal lighting control to support the varied activities occurring in classrooms.
Balancing occupant comfort and control, we also strive to provide systems which are efficient, and easily maintainable and serviceable. Working with operations and maintenance staff, we present system and equipment options, and provide insight and data to help in selecting the right system for the desired results within budget requirements.
Peter Basso Associates has provided MEP engineering on thousands of projects for over 100 public school districts across Michigan, as well as countless projects for numerous private and parochial schools. These projects have ranged from new high school facilities in excess of 400,000 square feet, to minor renovations and energy efficiency projects which may affect a single room. Peter Basso Associates is YOUR Engineering Partner for your K-12 School needs.
PBA provided MEP engineering design and architectural lighting design for the first, second and third phase of the Hillel Day School renovation project, which included a new classroom wing and renovations to the heart of the school on the first floor. Renovations, which encompassed 10,500 sf of space, as part of phase 2, were made to the heart of the building, which includes an open collaborative space for students on the first floor featuring a stage, modular seating and lighting specific to the task and purpose of each space - Learn More...
PBA provided MEP engineering and architectural lighting design services for the construction of Plymouth-Canton Public School's new Liberty Middle School. The project was part of a $114 million bond that passed in 2013. Programming for the new school highlighted STEM lab classrooms and included complete school network wiring services, focused on 21st century classroom design. Classrooms are highlighted by interactive projectors that are linked with each teacher's computer, allowing for a more interactive learning experience. - Learn More...
Part of Novi Community School District’s 2014 Bond Program included additions to and renovations of multiple elementary schools, including Parkview Elementary. Renovations to Parkview included the addition of four classrooms and one existing space renovation, totalling 5,200 SF of renovation and additions. Plumbing renovations included resizing the gas line, replacing water service and water heaters and replacing heating circulation pumps. Electrical renovations included, replacing lighting, upgrading the clock and bell systems and site lighting.