Building Conversion into Two Schools
IMEG provided civil engineering design services to support the renovation of the Mamie Lee public school building into two public charter schools. Briya Public Charter School supports a family literacy program, including adult education and early childhood education, as well as high school diploma classes and workforce development classes. Bridges Public Charter School is a special needs elementary school that serves 400 students.
IMEG’s project efforts included Green Area Ratio planning, landscape planning, design development, construction document, extensive stormwater management measures and surveying.
The sustainable design includes a green roof that integrates design intent with the functional needs of the roof. The two schools also collaborated to have students support the planting and maintenance of the landscape through an educational garden.
Innovative Project of the Year, New Construction, U.S. Green Building Council