Page 12 January 13, 2022 EL SEGUNDO HERALD
Middle School Bulldog Hall
and Music Room Modernization
Architectural floor plan for El Segundo Middle School Bulldog Hall & Music Room modernization.
El Segundo Middle School’s (ESMS) 4,650-square-foot Bulldog Hall and adjacent 1,600-square-foot Music/Band Room will soon be
renovated and upgraded through the Measure ES facilities bond. Work will begin in March 2022 with project completion targeted for
Bulldog Hall, the school’s multiuse space, will receive new interior wall, ceiling, and floor finishes to enhance the room both aesthetically
and acoustically. Sound batts will also be installed along the interior walls to further aid in noise absorption. A new air conditioning system
will be installed, and existing light fixtures will be replaced with LED lighting complimented by additional lighting fixtures. The stage will
remain on the north side of the room, and an ADA-compliant lift will be added for stage access. Finally, the space will be redefined by
adding a new lobby to the south side of the room, separated by a demising wall with two double-door entrances into Bulldog Hall. The
lobby will delineate the food services area to the south from Bulldog Hall to the north, increasing the versatility and usefulness of the space.
To inspire students’ musical expression, the Music/Band Room will also receive upgrades to enhance functionality, aesthetics, and
acoustics. Enhancements include new interior wall coverings, ceiling and floor finishes, additional electrical outlets, refurbished risers,
replacement of existing light fixtures with LED lighting, installation of a new HVAC system that adds air conditioning to the room, and
replacement of the existing cabinets and sink. The adjacent 500-square-foot workroom will be converted into an instrument storage room
with built-in shelving and a new door directly into the Band Room.
A New Space for Budding Scientists at ESMS
Architectural floor plan for El Segundo Middle School’s new Science Labs.
In support of upgraded learning tools for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education, the middle school will
also receive two new state-of-the-art science classrooms. The 2,360-square-foot former PE classrooms will be converted into science labs
and a 305-square-foot office and restroom will be converted into a storage room for science equipment. Work will begin in March 2022,
with this Measure ES project estimated for completion in September 2022.
The modern science labs will be configured with workstations to accommodate 4-6 students each and teacher demonstration desks. Classroom
enhancements will include teaching walls with whiteboards and AV systems; new interior wall, ceiling, and floor finishes; replacement of
existing light fixtures with LED lighting, an upgraded heating and cooling system; additional electrical outlets and data connections; ADA
compliant door hardware; new cabinetry; and six sinks with an eye wash station for each classroom.
“ESUSD was one of the first districts in the South Bay to offer the comprehensive Project Lead The Way (PLTW) science and tech-oriented
curriculum for grades K-12,” said ESUSD Superintendent Melissa Moore. “ESUSD believes it is crucial to introduce young minds to the
wonders of STEM education beginning in kindergarten. Creating a dynamic science learning environment and engaging students with STEM
as they advance in their education builds confidence and critical thinking, sparks an innate scientific interest, and inspires future careers.”