PSBA was responsible for the design of a new K-5 elementary school located at 42nd and Harrison Street. This “greenfield” site was part of the QPS Master Plan. The Master Plan involved three local design firms (PSBA, Architechnics, Inc., and Klingner & Associates, P.C.) working with a Facilities Planning Committee (comprised of citizens and QPS staff), School Officials, and school employees from February to June 2014 to develop recommendations to present to the School Board. Final recommendations included building five new K-5 grade schools, having grades 6-8 at Junior High School, and moving the 9th Grade to Quincy Senior High School.
The scope-of-work consists of constructing a new 69,900 square foot single story elementary school building predominately constructed of CMU bearing walls (exterior) and structural steel supporting a light gauge metal deck and TPO roof. Site development of this 17-acre tract included developing a storm water management plan, applying for IL EPA permits for NPDES, SWPPP, sewer and water extensions, coordination of archaeological clearances, and City of Quincy site plan review. The civil site development included a 200-space parking lot, truck loading area, hot mix asphalt pavement, concrete pavement, storm sewers, site grading, landscaping and other miscellaneous work.