Montessori Development Partnerships
Site Selection, Pre-Construction, Design/Build, General Contracting
Facilitating the vision to bring a free Montessori education to Cleveland’s east side, The Krueger Group was engaged to serve as Design/Builder for the renovation of the 40,000 sq.ft. Amasa Stone House for the home of Stonebrook Montessori School. Built in 1930 by Samuel Mather and named after the Cleveland industrialist Amasa Stone, the building which is located in the Glennville neighborhood of Cleveland, formerly served as a senior living facility until closing in 2004 for which it remained empty until 2014.
With the overall project designed and executed in phases that correspond with the overall growth plan for the school, disassembly/demolition of the entire building commenced in the summer of 2014 in order to make the soft opening date of January of 2015 for the pilot program. In the first phase of construction, the primary focus remained on the entire first floor which was renovated to include a community room and warming kitchen, an administrative suite, five classrooms, and a teacher’s lounge.
Upon completion, the building contains 13 total classrooms and provides space under one roof for up to 300 students from pre-primary to 6th grade, serving as a shining example of a high profile building whose structure provided the foundation for an adaptive re-use project geared towards breathing new life into a once majestic neighborhood.
Additional features include:
+ The Plain Dealer's article about this project.
+ Fresh Water Cleveland's article about this project.