Lafayette Elementary School

Lafayette Elementary School Modernization

Lafayette exterior
Renovated façade of Lafayette Elementary School

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Lafayette Elementary School is a pre-K through fifth grade school in the Outer Richmond area of the city. Lafayette School traces its lineage back to the early days of San Francisco. It was one of the original public schools, being the annex for primary classes of the famous old "Union Grammar School" which was established in 1854. In 1867, the annex became an independent school named "Lafayette Primary School" located on the corner of Filbert and Kearney Streets.  The building was totally destroyed in the great fire of 1906. Many displaced families lived in tents in Golden Gate Park and a new site was selected at 37th Avenue at the present day Anza Library. 

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Project Details

General Information

Architect: Meek, Noll & Tam JV
General Contractor: Cal-Pacific Construction, Inc.
Construction Manager: AECOM
Bid Amount (Hard Cost): $18,464,000
Change Order Amount: $1,873,721   (10.15% of bid amount)
Final Contract Amount: $20,337,721

Project Description

Highlights of the completed improvements include:

  • Accessibility upgrades with the creation of an interior circulation corridor from from the front entry to the lower level
  • Addition of an exit stair on the south end of the building
  • Seismic strengthening of the buildings
  • Renovation of all student restrooms and addition of student restrooms on upper floors
  • Fire alarm and fire sprinkler upgrades
  • Creation of a library, breakout spaces, and multi use room annex
  • Replacement of florescent lighting with high efficiency LED fixtures.
  • Electrical distribution system upgrades
  • New exterior windows and door replacement
  • New finishes to the interior and exterior of the buildings
  • Play yard upgrades including asphalt resurfacing and the addition of storm water management elements

This page was last updated on June 2, 2022