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Norclay Building

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LOCATION

North Kansas City, Mo.

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The North Kansas City School District worked with Williams Spurgeon Kuhl & Freshnock Architects, Inc. to renovate and expand the existing Norclay Building which serves as an annex building to the North Kansas City High School. The renovation and addition was to provide a major update to the building which was originally built in the mid 1940s and had received only minor renovation work over its nearly 60 years of service. The renovation work encompassed modifying the existing south wing of the building from smaller, outdated social studies classrooms into larger, up-to-date science classrooms, which would match the district standards for science classrooms. Each pair of science classrooms would share a prep room that allowed for daily preparation of experiments and for chemicals and materials storage as well as emergency eye wash stations. rnrnThe addition included four new science classrooms with each pair also sharing a prep room. It also included a new gymnasium for practices and events with adjacent accessory locker rooms and gymnasium equipment storage. A new primary entry into the building and adjacent lobby space was also included that addressed an existing water feature on the site that became part of the new entry sequence. Construction of the project was phased so that the new addition could be constructed during the school year and the renovation work constructed the following summer. Construction was completed in August 2007.rn