Johnson Middle School has undergone a Phased Modernization as part of the 2010-2016 Capital Improvement Plan to bring the School into compliance with the current Educational Specifications. In 2015, cox graae + spack architects prepared plans for an entrance renovation, reconfiguration and renovation of 1st floor academic and arts spaces, special education classrooms, and renovation of the existing commercial kitchen and cafeteria spaces. The entrance renovation upgraded the arrival plaza and building entry, presenting a new and friendlier face to the neighborhood. A new canopy extends out to keep students covered from the elements while entering into the building and a glass vestibule keeps the cold outside on winter days. Once inside, a new “Main Street” lobby is open and inviting, providing seating for visitors and ample room for circulation. First floor academic and administrative spaces were renovated to provide up to date teaching spaces, a library, welcome center an administrator’s offices. First floor arts spaces, including dance and music were renovated and outfitted with modern AV equipment and appropriate acoustic treatments. Finally, the school’s commercial kitchen and cafeteria received new equipment, a reconfigured servery and new acoustic ceiling, lighting and FFE.