PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

To meet the increasing population in the area, the two-story 82,000 square-foot elementary center was constructed and includes numerous classrooms, a library, offices, a gymnasium, a cafeteria and other support areas. The facility serves as a sanctuary and parish center until a new church is constructed.

ADDITIONAL PROJECT FACTS:

  • Large portion of the steel structure utilizes exposed at the interior and exterior.
  • Unique exposed steel trusses were designed for the gymnasium and cafeteria area.
  • Facility located on a gradually sloping site, which creates an “walk-out” basement level.
  • Design team performed many revisions to actively keep project within construction budget and schedule.

The steel-framed and reinforced masonry bearing wall structure utilizes exterior exposed structural steel throughout the facility. The gymnasium and cafeteria roof structures utilizes exposed custom steel trusses with dove-tail acoustical deck. The classroom wing utilizes composite steel floor framing and deck along with steel roof framing and roof deck. A large portion of the classroom structure is expressed within the corridors and classrooms. Shallow foundations with reinforced masonry were utilized throughout the project.

Main Entrance Classroom Entrance Canopy Gymnasium Entrance Tower Entrance Canopy Detail

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