Rhode Island Airport Corporation

John Brown Francis Elementary School

Jones Payne worked in collaboration with Warwick Public Schools under contract with the Rhode Island Airport Corporation to provide building envelope and ventilation improvements to the John Brown Francis Elementary School in Warwick, Rhode Island. Jones Payne prepared a feasibility study to determine to how to improve the interior environmental quality of the school due to its proximity to T.F. Green Airport. The study, which focused on noise intrusion and fresh-air ventilation, was used to successfully secure funding from the FAA and resulted in improving the quality of the classroom environment for teachers and students.

John Brown Francis Elementary School is a 1-story building, which was built in 1952. It has has seen 2 additions since it was first constructed.


  • Lead consultant overseeing team of acoustical, architectural, mechanical/electrical, and hazardous materials consultants.
  • Performed all stakeholder involvement activities.
  • Led and performed all design and construction phase services.
  • Facility improvements included new fenestration systems, upgraded ceiling assemblies in various classrooms, and the addition of a new ventilation system.
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