The biggest part of renovation at historic Grand Rapids Montessori Academy involves replacing the old heating system and providing a new cooling and ventilation system. During the project, we are also adding new flooring throughout the building, some painting updates, pavement repair, new electric and gas service and some upgrades to playground equipment.

Publish Date: January 11, 2024

The project is substantially complete and under the one-year guarantee period. The manufacturer is working through some controlling issues that were identified during the commissioning of the full HVAC system. 

Publish Date: November 17, 2023

The HVAC system is fully installed and the commissioning is ongoing with anticipated completion by December 1.

Publish Date: November 3, 2023

The HVAC system is functional, and the control work is ongoing. The commissioning work for the HVAC system will start in mid-November, and the anticipated completion date for the project is November 30. The playground and exterior work are ongoing with an anticipated completion date of November 17.

Publish Date: October 13, 2023

The HVAC scope throughout the school is complete with a startup dates for the systems on Oct. 16 and Oct. 17.. The punch list work will continue until the end of October. The added exterior repairs scope for the playground, sidewalks, and stairs is being finalized and will be scheduled to be done by mid-November. This photo highlights the work on the fresh gym floor!


Publish Date: September 29, 2023

The mechanical scope is complete throughout the school except for the gym and library. The remaining scope is anticipated to be completed by mid-October with a substantial completion date of Oct. 27.

Publish Date: September 15, 2023

Over the past couple of weeks, the mechanical, electrical, controls work continued during second shift in the attic spaces, library, and on the roof to connect the new mechanical units. While the interior finishes work continued inside the building as well. The anticipated completion date for the project is October 27, 2023.