Carpenter Elementary

Carpenter Elementary, originally constructed in 1953, is a one-story masonry structure with exterior brick veneer. The school facility is situated on 11 acres in the southeast sector of Ann Arbor. The original structure has experienced at least 5 additions over the years, and currently supports Kindergarten-Grade 5.


  • Building Size52,539 sq ft
  • Land Area11 acres


All Active Complete Upcoming
  • A/C and Lighting Upgrades


    Addition of air conditioning and replacement of existing lights with LED light fixtures. Classrooms to have a dimmable lighting system and new ceiling tiles.

  • Window Shades


    New window shades added to the building.


  • Modular Addition


    An addition was added to the school.

  • Major Parking Lot Reconstruction


    Reconstruction and paving of the school parking lot with the addition of a new bus drop location.

  • Kitchen Renovation & Expansion


    The school kitchen underwent major renovations that also included an expansion to the space.


  • HVAC Building Management System Upgrades


    Updated the school’s Building Management System (BMS) to the latest version including a new graphical interface and mobile, cloud-based access. The upgrades allow for better systems control, improved occupant comfort and energy efficiency.

  • Water Bottle Filling Stations


    Installation of filtered water bottle filling stations throughout the school.

  • Security Updates


    Update to security system on property.

  • Parking Lot Repairs


    Patching and repair of school parking lot and recreational areas.

  • New Musical Instruments


    Purchase of new musical instruments and pianos for music classrooms and auditoriums.

  • New Classroom Furniture


    New, flexible, classroom furniture was added to create a more accessible, engaging and student-centered environment.

  • New Playground Equipment


    New spider climber equipment was added to the playground area.


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