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  • Mount Laurel, NJ

Samuel Gompers High School Upgrade


Samuel Gompers Career and Technical Education High School, located at 455 Southern Boulevard in the Bronx, was completed in 1935. The building houses four different schools on four floors. The existing cafeteria is located on the third floor, and is adjacent to two instructional classrooms. HAKS was commissioned to design a cafeteria upgrade that will expand the size of the existing cafeteria to include two instructional classrooms and part of the existing corridor. The project will include an enlarged servery with all new equipment, new staff toilet and locker room, new storage room, pot washing area and mop sink. The existing kitchen is not in the scope of work.  

Demolition includes the partitions at the adjacent classrooms and corridor, the existing servery, teachers’ lunch room and staff restroom to include all floor finishes, acoustical, gypsum board and metal pan ceilings, light fixtures and controls. Existing drinking fountain and sink are to be demolished and all plumbing removed and capped.

The entire cafeteria will receive new vinyl flooring and vinyl wall base, new 2x2 acoustical ceiling tile with new 2x4 energy-compliant light fixtures and lighting controls. A new 2x2 metal pan ceiling is to be installed at all kitchen service areas with new ceramic wall tile to be installed at existing and new walls to 7’-2” AFF with new painted walls above.

Two new side-coiling fire doors are to be installed at the new servery and two new drinking fountains are also to be installed.