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Milton Elementary School Renovation

Blending the Old with the New: School district increases capacity for elementary school

Cape Henlopen School District acquired funding to renovate 30,000-sf of the existing Milton Elementary School (built in 1932) and add 65,000-sf of new space to increase venue capacity, update the MEP and HVAC system, install a new air conditioning system, and comply to current building codes (such as installing thermal windows, an elevator for ADA compliance). The multi-story expansion included new classrooms, gymnasium, cafeteria and kitchen (an area with more natural light), library, and the installation of new mechanical systems. A new main entrance and new windows were installed. The original basement cafeteria was transformed into office space and a conference room. The former main lobby was converted into a special education room and the auditorium and library were refurbished.

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Milton, Delaware
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PK-12, Seismic/Adaptive Renovation
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Primary Material:
Concrete, Steel, Masonry

Project Highlights

  • Updated the school with state-of-the-art MEP systems, an elevator, auditorium, and library.
  • Secured lobby with a double-entry vestibule.
  • New cafeteria space has copious natural light and the school hallways are wider.
  • Converted basement (the original cafeteria space) into a modern office layout with a conference room.
  • Added a special education area.
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Connor McGrath

Associate Principal, Wilmington


It’s so rewarding being able to see a physical representation of what I have designed in the real world. It also feels good knowing the positive impact these projects bring to our clients and the surrounding community.”

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