ICI has partnered with Burbank School District 111 as the District’s construction manager since 2016. During that time, ICI completed an award-winning new construction school (Luther Burbank Elementary) as well as life safety improvements throughout multiple District buildings. In 2020, ICI completed a transformational expansion and renovation to Liberty Junior High School.
The dynamic two-story expansion provides a focal point secure entrance to the building. Upon entry, visitors encounter a glass-enclosed collaboration lab. A two-story multi-purpose space is located just beyond. The space features a floor-to-ceiling depiction of the Statue of Liberty surrounded by inspirational quotes from significant individuals in our country’s history. The addition also houses 8 science labs, additional classrooms, break-out spaces, a library, art room, special education classrooms and a teacher’s lounge.
The existing school also underwent a major overhaul to create future-ready environments and improve space usage. Remodeled areas include reception, administration, a FACS lab, and the nurse’s room. A bright and bold makers space was created within the footprint of the former main entry and stairwell. The library was converted into a new gymnasium and five classrooms were also converted into learning-based collaboration spaces.
The existing building received new lighting, paint, and flooring throughout the corridors to mirror the color scheme within the expansion.
The school also underwent substantial site improvements including relocated and expanded parking, new walkways, landscaping, and signage.
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