Becica Associates designed and managed the installation of a permanent mural on the facade of the Union City High School. The mural was painted on rain screen metal wall panels. Art work was designed by the Union City High School graphics art teacher, drawn by the art students, painted by a professional painter and installed by a contractor. The abstract colorful mural is a further enhancement of the Union City Student Sanctuary.
Union City Board of Education, Union City, NJ
The Student Sanctuary is a landscaped pedestrian plaza located at the main entrance to Union City High School. The plaza is an extension of the existing school’s arched loggia and offers the students a place to congregate before, during and after school. The design features landscaped and hardscaped areas a small amphitheater, benches, and decorative raised pergola. A waterfall and fountain provide a relaxing oasis from the urban surroundings. The decorative brick paved serpentine walkway, bluestone paved patios, and concrete ramps provide barrier free access to all landscaped elements including evergreen and deciduous trees, flowering shrubs and perennials, decorative all-season grasses and sculpted lawns. A security system with cameras and emergency bluelight stations and audio system with speakers are connected to the schools security and IT departments. The plaza provides an enriched student experience and a welcomed sense of place.
Becica Associates provided pre-design, design, and construction administration services on this 194,900 square foot roof cover replacement and a new photovoltaic (PV) array. BA implemented a two-phase approach for this project. During phase one, a condition assessment of the existing roof and exterior rising walls was performed to determine the scope of work and roof replacement selection. A fiberglass reinforced modified bitumen roofing system, with a puncture and fatigue-resistant membrane with high tensile strength, was selected to provide a durable and long lasting roofing surface. During Phase 2, the photovoltaic solar panel system pictured here with the capacity of producing 200 kilowatts of output was installed on a steel-framed canopy over existing parking lot areas.
The Bridgeton High School Athletic Complex Master Plan included replacement of the 1939 vintage stadium with a barrier-free compliant 1,300 seat grandstand and press-box, a synthetic all-purpose turf field, all-weather running track, long and high jump and pole vault events. Other features include public toilet rooms, home and visiting team locker rooms, elevator access to upper cross walk and barrier-free seating, utility and support spaces.
Federal GSA retained Becica Associates to program and design the Federal Courthouse annex connected to the existing Courthouse in Camden, NJ. The seven story, 180,000 SF building includes 12 courtrooms and attendant facilities to satisfy the courts’ requirements: Appellate Judges’ suites, Grand Jury room, District Clerk’s office, US Marshall’s Service administrative office, prisoner holding facility, law library, secure inside parking and an enclosed pedestrian bridge connecting the two facilities.
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