Joseph Romano, one of the partners of JRM Construction, was in charge of gutting the floors and balcony in the existing St. Ann’s Church that was designed by James Renwick. Aft er excavating, new footings were formed and poured and a new five story steel framed structure was installed to house their entire middle school. Mr. Romano incorporated a new slate roof and completed a brownstone façade restoration. Two new fire escape staircases were installed as well as an elevator and new windows. Extensive shoring creates new openings into the adjacent Parish building. After gutting the Parish building, Mr. Romano installed new steel framing for a new cafeteria, kitchen and balcony. A five-story cast-in-place concrete brick face stair tower building was constructed to link the Church and Parish to new openings in existing school. Two new music classrooms with glass framed terraces above them were also added. A new chiller was installed on top of the existing building as well all new HVAC, electrical plumbing and sprinkler systems.