Photos by Matt Wargo
The Haddonfield Public School District, located in Camden County, NJ, delivers K-12 education to 2,700 students in four schools. The District schools occupy approximately 20 acres of land with a total of 461,400 square feet of building space.
The iconic Haddonfield Memorial High School, constructed in 1927, and the Elizabeth Haddon Elementary school, constructed in 1913, are excellent examples of colonial design and contribute to the historic Architecture of Haddonfield.
Becica Associates provided Architectural and Engineering services for the project, which included a detailed condition assessment and project formation study as part of the District’s long-range planning efforts. BA’s study prioritized facility needs to address aging infrastructure, building façade and structural deterioration, classroom air conditioning, and upgrades to educational space.
Reconstruction, renovations, and repairs were needed at the Haddonfield Memorial High School and Stadium, Central Elementary/Haddonfield Middle School, Elizabeth Haddon Elementary School, and J. Fithian Tatem Elementary School. Restoration work required careful detailing and material selection to preserve the historic character of the schools. Work generally included masonry façade restoration and complete exterior wall replacement, structural repairs, and window and roof replacement. Upgrades to heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems, and building automation control systems were also included. Site work consisted of replacement of underground utilities, storm drainage, sidewalks, and vehicular drop-off areas.