Troy Middle School
Sano-Rubin was the general contracting prime for the total gut and reconstruction of the Troy Middle School. The reconstruction provides better circulation patterns and expanded hallways improved wayfinding, supervision and safety. A renewed positive identity and enhanced learning environment will help to attract and maintain students that may be considering a private or charter school. The renovations included a new vision for middle school education centered around three Small Learning Communities. Smaller schools within the larger school promote a more collaborative, team-based approach to learning focused on the diverse needs of individual students. Each learning community is supported by an office suite placing administrators and guidance counselors within each community. Twenty-first century technology, more daylight, better ventilation, improved climate control, updated finishes, new furnishings and equipment enhance the learning environment in each classroom and throughout the school. The Troy Middle School now includes 42 fully reconstructed state of the art classrooms, creation of 16 new windowed classrooms, new computer labs/science labs/art rooms, 2 new courtyards for fresh air and natural light, new lockers (removal of locker corrals), and modernized Media Center/ Auditorium.
Sano-Rubin self-performed both the concrete and structural demolition work. Concrete work consisted of decorative retaining walls to enhance the entrance to the school along Burdett Avenue. This included a 20’high wall at the parking lot. Additional concrete work included replacing approximately 40,000 sf of existing concrete floors. Additionally, two new 2-stop elevators and a 2-stop wheelchair lift were constructed. The project was completed in time for the start of the 2013/2014 school year.