Madison Avenue Elementary School
Client: New Jersey Schools Development Authority
Project: Madison Avenue Elementary School
Epic’s Role: Construction Manager
Construction Costs: $38.6 million
Epic Management, Inc. was selected to be the Construction Manager for this 73,000 square ft. school set to educate 463 students in grades Pre‐Kindergarten through 5 in the Irvington School District. Completed in three years, one year ahead of schedule, the 73,000-square-foot elementary school facility was designed to educate approximately 500 students in pre-k through grade five. It was built on the foundation of the former school that stood on the lot and includes 26 general education classrooms, small group instruction rooms, a cafeteria, a multipurpose room with stage, music and art rooms, a science and computer lab, and a media center. The school also features an outdoor play space that includes a basketball and volleyball court and a track.
With an estimated cost of $38.6 million, the school was built using a design-build approach. This method departs from the traditional approach in that the NJSDA contracts with one firm for both the design and construction. As a result of NJSDA’s commitment to building energy-efficient buildings that consider the surrounding environment, this school was built to be LEED-certified, meaning it conforms to the U.S. Green Building Council’s definition of a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The NJSDA predicts the new Madison Avenue Elementary School building will achieve a LEED Silver certification.