The Finishing Touches

A final construction update 

With summer in the rearview and the start of school around the corner, progress on the Kam Memar Lower School is—pardon the pun—accelerating to a close. From the creation of a commercial kitchen where the existing classroom building’s former music room once stood to the installation of final finishes throughout the new facility, the daily changes are dramatic.

“To say that the plan is coming together would be an understatement,” says Project Manager BOB MILLS, president and chief operating officer of UDS Development Services and parent of two Pace Academy alumni.

At print time, crews had completed the exterior brick and cast-stone work and shifted focus to the outdoor hardscapes, including what the project team likes to call the World’s Greatest Playground. “The playground is guaranteed to exceed even the highest of expectations! It’s really that cool,” Mills reports.

Landscaping will also include the planting of more than 150 trees and the addition of a newly sodded yard along West Paces Ferry Road. “What was once a dusty—or more often muddy—construction site, is truly being transformed before our eyes,” says Mills. “We can’t wait to share it with the entire Pace community.”