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  Rehobeth High School, Page 50Rehobeth High School
ARCHITECT
POLYENGINEERING, INC.
1935 Headland Avenue, Dothan, AL 36303
www.polyengineering.com

 


Location: 
Rehobeth, Alabama
Total Square Feet: 120,530
Construction Period: Jan 2002 to Mar 2003 

CONSTRUCTION TEAM
CONSTRUCTION MANAGER: Hollis & Spann, Inc. - 116 Loftin Road, Dothan, AL 36303
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Rose Engineering Associates, Inc. - 2157 North Denton Road, Dothan, AL 36303
CIVIL ENGINEER: Polyengineering, Inc. - 1935 Headland Avenue, Dothan, AL 36303
ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Polyengineering, Inc. - 1935 Headland Avenue, Dothan, AL 36303


Tremendous growth in the Rehobeth area south of Dothan, Alabama has resulted in a major increase in enrollment at Rehobeth School in recent years. The existing K-12 campus was overcrowded and expanding the existing campus was problematic because of limited available contiguous property.

After considering all options, the Houston County Board of Education decided to dedicate the existing campus to K-8 and build a new campus for grades 9-12. The new facility has thirty-six classrooms including two science laboratories, a business lab, an agricultural economics lab and a home economics suite with a sewing lab, fitting room and a food lab equipped with five cooking stations.

One of the most significant features of the campus is the gymnasium. This space which can seat 1200 persons in the telescoping bleachers and another 800 persons on the court floor is the largest in the county. This space can double as an auditorium with a partial working stage for assemblies. The gymnasium has hardwood flooring with the layout of full-court and half-court practice goals. There is a public address system for use during sporting events or productions on the stage. Lighting has multi-level control.

Throughout the project, Polyengineering's directions from the Board of Education and the school superintendent were to provide the students of Rehobeth High School with an exceptional learning environment within a limited budget.

Due to the size of the overall facility, the architect felt the need to break the facility into functional pieces and sections. Many of these sections can be locked for after school and weekend use without sacrificing the security measures included in the design. Another item of concern was the importance of a obvious main entrance for visitors. One complaint heard by many was not being able to find the main entrance at the old campus. This new facility not only presents the entrance to the public but celebrates the entrance and its connection to the media center. One of the largest libraries in the school system, this media center includes a classroom with computer stations and Internet connections for distance learning and instructions.

The media center is located at the heart of the facility and is a focal point for the entrance corridor.

Completed in March of 2003, Rehobeth's halls are filled eager students. Dr. Roy Watford, Principal of Rehobeth High School, said the following regarding Polyengineering's efforts: "From the very first planning session through the final inspection you (Polyengineering's Design Team) have listened to our needs, been extremely conscious of the function and work flow of specific departments, and have certainly kept the limited budget forefront. Your concern for every detail makes our building not only attractive, but extremely functional. It was obvious throughout the building process that you had not only a good rapport with the contractor and subs but had earned their respect. Thanks again for a super job! I love coming to work each day because my environment is so pleasant and functional."

Mr. Alton Moore, the project architect contributes the success of the project to "all major design discipline team members being from the same company with aligned goals and expectations."

MANUFACTURERS/SUPPLIERS
DIV 04:
Brick: Boral Brick.
DIV 05: Steel Joists: Vulcraft.
DIV 07: Insulation: Owens Corning; EIFS: Degussa Wall Systems; Roof: American Buildings.
DIV 08: Aluminum Entrances: Kawneer; Windows: Peerless Products; Wood Doors: Oshkosh; Overhead Doors: Atlas; Hardware: Sargent.
DIV 09: VCT: AZROCK; Vinyl Base: Johnsonite; Carpet: Lees; Gypsum Board: United States Gypsum; Acoustical Treatment: Armstrong; Paint: Sherwin Williams.


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