Riggins Construction & Management, Inc. contracted with Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac School to construct a 4,200 square foot masonry and wood-framed/stucco Day Care Facility at the southeast corner of the Field of Dreams.
“We have had several jobs done at our school and convent in Tustin and have been pleased with their work, as well as their professional approach to the process from bidding the job to completing it.” Sister Mary Salud Estrada, O.D.N. – The Sisters of The Company of Mary
The daycare structure was built with split-face CMU (Concrete Masonry Unit) technology, both durable and functional, with an attractive pattern to match the existing dugout structures. The exterior wood-framed walls and parapet walls were finished with traditional plaster. To protect the beauty of the building, the masonry and plaster were both finished with an anti-graffiti coating.
Custom cabinets in natural birch laminate with french blue countertops and maple hardwood trim are featured throughout this project. Cubby holes in white melamine, cabinets for teacher supplies, and small stainless sinks adorn each classroom. Three custom storage closets with bookcases make managing supplies a snap. In addition, the snack room, adjacent to the office, has a walk-up window covered with one of three fire-retardant awnings that match the building’s color scheme.
Classroom T-bar ceilings were finished with upgraded, fine-textured surface, humidity-resistant ceiling tiles with high light reflectance. These upgraded classrooms feature solid-core doors, birch chair railing, dry erase wall covering with aluminum chalk rails, and plenty of storefront windows, allowing ample light while maintaining privacy.
Each end of this facility received a standing-seam metal roof in regal blue, to match existing roofs on the Field of Dreams structures. The middle of the building has a four-ply, built-up roof. Three programmable thermostats control the 4-ton and two 6-ton heat pump units.
Between the restrooms, which feature french blue phenolic toilet partitions, ceramic tile floors, and wainscoting, is a janitor’s closet complete with a floor-mount, corner service sink. The hallway area also houses a drinking fountain.
The school’s 5,033 square foot entry patio area was finished with natural-grey concrete scored in squares ready for all of the kids to come and enjoy.