Location: Franklin Township, New Jersey
Owner: Franklin Township, New Jersey
Architect: Kimmel-Bogrette, Conshoken, Pennsylvania
General Contrator: Aliano Brothers General Contractors, Inc.
Square Footage: 14,700
Original Site: An old school properly, condemned for structural reasons
Architectural Style: Traditional and modern elements combine in an evocation of the site’s historic significance and future purpose.
Principal Construction Features: The center impresses visitors with its unusual open and spacious plan. an arched masonry wall extends from the northeast to the southwest, The library, with its exposed beams, is insulated from external distractions by the main building that surrounds it. Bricks and columns salvaged from the demolished original structure were retained as a interior folcal point.
General Construction Budget Only: $1.9 million
Outcome: The project was brought in on time and on budget; the owner and architect are well satisfied not only with the completed project but also with the degree of coordination by the general contractor with all contributing specialties.