merryhill school @ v street



Building size

  • Total Area:  47,046 s.f.
  • First Floor:  27,724 s.f.
  • Second Floor:  19,304 s.f.
  • 420 Students
  • Preschool – 8th Grade

building program

  • 25 Classrooms
  • Library
  • Music Studio
  • Art Studio
  • Science Lab
  • Computer Lab
  • Gymnasium
  • Locker Rooms
  • Administrative Offices
  • Conference Rooms
  • Staff Lounge
  • Commercial Kitchen

site program

  • 97 Parking Spaces
  • 2 Bus Parking Spaces
  • 3 Playgrounds
  • Trash Enclosure

general contractor

  • AE Porter Construction, Inc.


1929 Historic Landmark Building

This Spanish Eclectic style building is designated a historic landmark by the City of Sacramento. Originally named the Newton Booth School when it was built in 1929, it was originally designed by prominent Sacramento architectural firm, Dean & Dean. In 1984, the building was renovated, and a consulting office stayed until 2007. A private school owner, looking to consolidate multiple smaller schools in the Sacramento area, chose to breathe new life into the vacant building and re-establish it as an education facility that would serve the local community. Creative design solutions were needed to preserve the building’s unique character, while transforming the interiors into a state-of-the-art facility. The conceptual plans were based on close cooperation between the design team and the local historical society. Because this building is graced with limestone columns and carvings and constructed with materials and workmanship we cannot duplicate today, great lengths were taken to utilize every existing door and window and maintain the original historic look while achieving a code-compliant high energy performance. Landmark elements like the bell tower and entry doors were kept in place to maintain the community’s sense of identity and cohesiveness.

to meet local building codes

Building Systems Were Overhauled 

To meet local building codes we overhauled all major systems; electrical, mechanical, structural, and fire protection.

The structural integrity of the building was in need of additional support and bracing and had to be completely renovated only from the inside to maintain the well-loved historic façade. The result is a safe and modern facility within a beautifully preserved historic exterior shell.

childcare is Our Specialty

From Concept to Completion,

We represent our clients every step of the way.

services provided on this project:

feasibility studies

site programming

concept site plan

building program

concept building plan

building design

zoning documentation

construction drawings

interior design

permit submittals

value engineeringcosting administration

structural engineering

mechanical engineering

electrical engineering

plumbing engineering

construction management

From Our Founder

Make Your Own Opportunities

Some times finding the best location for your business means renovating an existing building.  With a little ingenuity and a lot of creativity, we can turn just about any building into a school or childcare center.

creative design solutions

What We Can Do For You

Feasibility Studies.  We compare multiple locations by analyzing parcel size, geometry, zoning requirements, available utilities, local demographics, and project complexity. 

Building Design.  We marry your program, size, and style preferences with regional materials and local community characteristics to create a building that is unique to your location and your brand.  

Construction Management.  We manage the bidding process, attend weekly conference calls, and monthly site visits.  We track the schedule and costs to make sure you get open on time and that you’re treated fairly. 

Turn-Key Services.  We walk with you every step of the way through design and construction as your advocate.  We organize your service providers and utilities to make the move-in process smooth. 

we help you plan it

Feasibility Studies

Site Programming

Concept Site Plan

Building Programming

Concept Building Plan


we help you design it

Building Design

Zoning Submittals

Interior Design

Construction Drawings

Permit Submittals

we help you build it

Construction Management

Bidding & Negotiating

Value Engineering

Contractor Selection

Costing Administration

we help you manage it

Turn-key Services

Utility Accounts

Security System Vendor

Maintenance Vendor

Schedule Deliveries of FFE

Let’s Start Something New.

Say Hello!

2950 Cherokee St. NW, Suite 600 kennesaw, ga 30144 1.678.398.7744 info@calbertdesign.com