Aurelia Stafford Fine Arts Center
Greensboro, North Carolina
Project Owner: Canterbury School
Designer: TFF Architects & Planners, LLP
Frank L. Blum Construction Company constructed the new, two-story Aurelia Fulton Stafford Fine Arts Building on the campus of Canterbury School. The campus is populated by 400 students in grades kindergarten through eighth.
Challenges included a very tight job site on which a playground had to be re-located before construction could start. Construction was adjacent to the lower grade classroom building, so safety of children and faculty was of prime importance.
Initial construction activity unearthed many existing, but unidentified, under-ground utility lines that complicated site work. In addition, the construction entrance situated across a main student crosswalk limited access to and from the work area during school hours.