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  Unity ElementaryUnity Elementary


Cannon Moss Brygger Architects
302 Jones Street, #200, Sioux City, IA 51101

General Description

Vernal, Utah Date Bid: Oct 2007
Sioux City, Iowa
Date Bid: Feb 2007 Construction Period: Feb 2007 to July 2008
Total Square Feet: 87,659 Site: 11 acres.
Number of Buildings: One; 27 classrooms.
Building Size: First floor 84,100; penthouse, 3,559; total, 87,659 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 14’8”; penthouse, varies, total, 36’8”.
Basic Construction Type: New/Structural Steel, Tiltup.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Brick, metal wall panel. Roof: Membrane. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall, CMU

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: Performance Engineering, Inc. - 4940 N 118th St. #200, Omaha, NE 68164
General Contractor: L&L Builders Company - 2205 East 4th Street, Sioux City, IA 51101
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: EDA Inc. - 385 12th Street, Sioux Center, IA 51250

Schools tend to be nostalgic brick boxes designed by adults for adults. This school was designed for imaginative children who are not confined by straight lines and monochromatic colors. It features a variety of shapes, colors, materials, and textures. The core spaces were designed for anticipated expansion.

A cooperative community effort involving the School District and the City (who participated in the cost and planning) was required. Coordination with the District, the City, Civil Engineers, Architects, adjoining property owners, and separate site and building contractors had to be finely orchestrated to meet schedules and co-occupy the same site.

The colors, shapes, and textures of the various materials not only gave the building a unique look, it lowered costs and enhanced the speed of construction. Comparative schools built simultaneously in the district cost 25% more and had construction periods 3-4 months longer.

Product Information
Metal Panels: Morin a Kingspan Company, www.morincorp.com Una-Clad by Firestone
EIFS: Sto Clock: Verdin Aluminum Doors & Windows: Kawneer
Tile: Crossvile Carpet: Interface Paint: PPG Lockers: Superior
Interior Doors & Frames: Steelcraft, VT Industries
Acoustical: Celotex, USG Roofing: Mule-Hide Products Co., Inc.
Lighting: Metalux, Cooper, Visa, Lumark, Gardco, Paralux.

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