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  Abbeville High School, Page 31Abbeville High School
ARCHITECT

POLYENGINEERING, INC. 
1935 Headland Avenue, Dothan, AL 36303 
www.polyengineering.com


Location: 
Abbeville, Alabama 
Total Square Feet: 110,000
Construction Period: July 2004 to Dec 2005

CONSTRUCTION TEAM
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Lindsey and Ritter, Inc. - 2157 N. Denton Road, Dothan, AL 36303
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Anderson Construction Company - 58 Crozier Lane, Fort Gaines, GA 39851
MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: Polyengineering, Inc. - 1935 Headland Avenue, Dothan, AL 36303

On November 5, 2002 a tornado ripped through Abbeville High School, destroying nearly 54 percent of the existing campus. Resulting in classes being canceled for nearly two weeks. After the destruction of the original high school, the Henry County Board of Education decided to enlist Polyengineering to design a new state-of-the-art-facility. 

The new Abbeville High School is an110,000-square-foot facility containing twenty-five classrooms including two science laboratories, a business lab, an agricultural mechanics lab, a band room, ROTC facility and a home economics suite with a sewing lab, fitting room and a food lab equipped with five cooking stations. 

The school has a cafeteria with a seating capacity of 285 persons. The kitchen is also state-of-the-art with all electric appliances, walk-in cooler, walk-in freezer, and a large dry storage area. There are pass-thru warm and cold cabinets to make serving easier. 

The new school also contains a gymnasium with a collegiate basketball court. This space, which can seat 1,300persons in the telescoping bleaches and another 800 persons on the court floor, can double as an auditorium with a partial working stage. 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. 

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 off for after school and weekend use without sacrificing the security measures included in the design. Another item of concern was the importance of an obvious main entrance for visitors. This new facility not only presents the entrance to the public but also celebrates the entrance and its connection to the media center. The library includes a classroom with computer stations and Internet connections for distance learning and instruction. The media center is located at the heart of the facility and is a focal point for the entrance corridor. 

On January 9, 2006 after nearly three years in a temporary facility, Abbeville High faculty and students returned from Christmas break to a brand new facility. 

MANUFACTURERS/SUPPLIERS 
DIV 04: Brick: Boral, Masonry Accessories: Dur-O-Wall. 
DIV 05: Spiral Staircases: Stairways, Inc. 
DIV 07: Metal Roof: MBCI. 
DIV 08: Entrances & Storefronts, Windows: Kawneer. 
DIV 09: VCT: AZROCK; Carpet: Shaw; Quarry Tile: Metropolitan. 
DIV 10: Folding Partition: Curtition; Architectural Louver: Reliable Louver.


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