Trojans Having Some Work Done

Permits are secured for the $2.5 million remodel of Jenks East Intermediate School, 3933 E. 91st St.
According to Liz Rohrbacker of designing firm Kinslow Keith and Todd, about half of the building’s classrooms, first built more than 20 years ago, will be remodeled in this first phase of construction, with more work scheduled later.
Rohrbacker said the classrooms would receive new modular carpet tiles, new tile in the rest rooms, new acoustic ceilings, several water jet-cut logos and a tile feature depicting the school’s logo.
“We’re dressing it up a bit to break up the spaces,” she said. “And we’re adding a lot of those Jenks touches.”
In an effort to green up its construction project, Jenks made sure all ceiling tile and carpet material that are existing and being removed will be recycled, and most of the new materials that have been chosen have recycled content. The appliances chosen are also ENERGY STAR rated, and lighting was chosen to be energy efficient.
Crestline Construction Co. is acting as construction manager on the East Intermediate project.
Ben Ferem, Executive Administrator at Jenks Public Schools, said a similar renovation, designed by GH2 Architects, is taking place at West Elementary, 1200 W. 91st St.
Renovations are also taking place at Jenks’ central campus, where the cafeteria is getting a major remodel and expansion. New food lines will be installed, dated blue bricks replaced with a grey and maroon color scheme, and a new wing added to the area, which services roughly 2,000 students daily.
Crossland Construction is acting construction manager on the central campus renovations.
“The interesting thing about all of these projects are that we have to get them done in 60 days (the length of summer break),” Ferem said. “It’s pretty scary when you’re doing the extent of demolition that we are that you have to have it all complete in such a short time frame, but I’ve been telling everyone the same thing, that failure is not an option.”

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