Kingsley House is a facility comprised of ten buildings to provide a campus and a social services agency offering pre-school and after-school teen and adult health care programs for the community.
The earliest buildings were originally constructed century of brick and timber in the 19th century. Three buildings were constructed at the turn of the century to facilitate Kingsley House services. These buildings were added on to and joined together in a renovation and construction program that began in the mid-1960’s.
Kingsley House new program included the restoration of its existing buildings and the design and construction of new classrooms and support spaces. In addition to the aforementioned improvements, a new entrance pavilion was designed and constructed, offering a main promenade into the campus which links the new preschool building with the administrative/adult health care buildings.
$7 million dollars of Capital Improvements included: (1) upgrading HVAC and electrical systems; (2) remodeling restrooms, classrooms and corridors to meet ADA compliance; (3) re-roofing; (4) upgrading gymnasium finishes; and, (5) enclosing exterior passageways to unify the buildings spatially, while not sacrificing quality of natural light in classroom spaces. Specific Life Safety improvements included, but were not limited to: (1) fire sprinkler system design and installation; (2) new, comprehensive fire alarm system; and (3) enclosing open stairs adding new required fire stairs