Carvers Bay Middle & High Schools|
Ursly Wolfe Koll Architecture
4610 Oleaner Dr. #201, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Georgetown, South Carolina
Total Square Feet: 102,000
Total Square Feet: 169.000
Construction Period: Mar 1999 to Aug 2000
General Contractor: Chancel Construction Group, Inc. - PO BOX 1745, Conway, SC 29528
Structural Engineer: Kyzer & Timmerman Structural Engineers - 1325 Park St., #100, Columbia, SC 29201
Electrical Engineer: Holladay Coleman & Assoc. - 3101 Carlisle, #202, Columbia, SC 29205
Mechanical Engineer: McKnight Smith Ward Griffin Engineers, Inc. - 4223 South Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28209
Landscape Architect: Ursly Wolfe Koll Architecture - 4610 Oleaner Dr. #201, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Carvers Bay Middle and High Schools were built in 2000 to consolidate the Pleasant Hill and Choppie Schools. Situated on a rural 100 acre site adjacent to a large wetland "bay", the Middle School houses 600 students while the High School houses 800 students. The site is arranged to allow parent drop off access to each school separated from the centralized bus and service access. Stormwater retention ponds are located along the access roads yet treated as aesthetic elements in the landscaping. The project includes practice fields, ballfields and the football field with 1500 seats.
The Middle School is arranged with a main lobby serving the auditorium, administration, dining and gymnasium. The classroom wings are arranged in a cross to allow easy control from one central location. The media center is located on the main corridor towards the classrooms to give easy access to all students.
The High School is arranged as a spine with the auditorium, dining, administration and gymnasium located off a central lobby. Art and Music are located behind the auditorium with the media center half way down the main hall. Classrooms are arranged in wings off of the main corridor. Each wing is dedicated to a particular subject with technology being taught in the last wing and off the main corridor. This allows easy control of each wing and centralized education spaces.
Both schools have a pitched metal roof over the classrooms with a corridor cap which allows for fire separation of the corridor and easy access to the mechanical equipment and technology wiring located in the attic.
A separate "Field House" is constructed close to the football stadium to provide convenient access to the field for games and practices. Bleachers, concession stands and restroom facilities along with press boxes and dugouts are provided for the football and baseball/softball fields.
Exterior elements for the two schools are complementary, with a bell tower for the middle school and a clock tower for the high school. Exterior finishes include aluminum windows, brick veneer exterior with a combination of built-up and standing seam metal roof. Interior finishes are vinyl tile corridors, carpet in the classrooms and wood sports floor in the gym.