While known for creating many cutting edge preK-12 education spaces, including some of the most advanced in the country, DMR is also responsible for nearly 125 projects categorized as essential building upgrades, health and safety concerns, needs for special populations and other facility maintenance needs over the past five years.
“Long before administrators can even think about adding spaces for biomedical chemistry labs or STEM spaces, they need to invest in ongoing maintenance and upgrades to utilities, security and other systems,” said Janet Pini, AIA. “DMR’s team provides diverse expertise backgrounds that allows us to help clients end to end on project components including securing funding, choosing the most cost-effective solutions and materials, and sequencing work to impose the least amount of disruption to the school year.”
DMR’s work valued at $85 million of essential upgrades includes:
- 37 Building Skins (Masonry, Facade, Windows, Roofs)
- 28 Building Systems Upgrades
- 15 Classrooms/Capacity Generation
- 13 Interior or Outdoor Physical Education Fields, Locker Rooms or Fitness Spaces
- 10 Auditoriums
- Seven Security Upgrades
DMR is also managing 53 projects for the New York City School Construction Authority (NYCSCA) at preK-12 facilities throughout the city.