High School Event Center|
Shafer & Associates Office of Architecture
510 University Drive, Starkville, MS 39759
Location: Ripley, Mississippi
Date Bid: Nov 2007 Construction Period: Dec 2007 to May
Total Square Feet: 26,500 Site: 2.7 acres.
Number of Buildings: One; Gymnasium seating capacity, 1,600.
Building Size: First floor, 26,500; total, 26,500 square feet.
Building Height: Locker rooms, restrooms, 10’; lobby, 12’8”;
total, 32’ 9 1/2”. Basic Construction Type: New/Pre-Engineered
Foundation: Slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Brick, metal
panels. Roof: Metal. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls:
CMU, metal stud drywall.
Structural Engineer: Structural Design Group - 220 Great Circle
Road, #106, Nashville, TN 37228
General Contractor: Worsham Brothers, Inc. - P. O. Box 146,
Corinth, MS 38835
Civil Engineer: Pritchard Engineering, Inc. - P. O. Box 2523,
Starkville, MS 39760
Mechanical Engineer: MJR/Senter PC - 2117 First Avenue North,
Birmingham, AL 35203
Electrical Engineer: Jon D. Rice & Associates, LLC - 5403
Castlewoods Court #G, Flowood, MS 39232
The Ripley High School Event Center in Ripley, Mississippi was
commissioned by the South Tippah County School District. The district
serves approximately 2,665 students grades K-12 in North Mississippi.
The 26,500-square-foot building houses a gymnasium along with the
support functions of boys/girls home locker rooms with showers and
laundry, four visiting team locker rooms for tournament play, restrooms,
concession, coaches offices/showers, stage, green room, hospitality
room, janitor/mechanical, and closet/storage.
The gymnasium was the programming focal point for the multi-purpose
design. The building is designed to accommodate physical education
classes, sports competitions, auditorium functions (a stage is included
within the space), as well as community events. Specialty items include
electronic scoreboard, kitchen facilities, moveable goals/fixed practice
goals, custom logo/wordmark floor graphic, audio/video and security
Construction consists of a one story, insulated metal panel exterior
with curtain wall framing and block base building. The interior features
a wood gymnasium floor with fixed chair-back seating on three sides and
a platform stage at the front. The building is easily accessible to the
community and adjacent to the Ripley High School sports fields, and may
be secured from the Academic facilities for after-school and community
use. The new Ripley High School Event Center serves as a tremendous
asset for the high school's physical fitness classes, athletic programs,
theater and music programs, and to the community-at-large.
Shafer & Associates, PLLC of Starkville, Miss. produces well-designed,
on-budget solutions for a broad client-base and concentrates on
affordable education, municipal and housing projects. The practice is
well-resourced, and is staffed with talented and committed
Star Building Systems
Star StarShield Roof System
Metal Wall System: Star DuraRib
Flooring: Connor Sports Flooring
Gypsum: National Signage: Daktronics
Wheelchair Lifts: National Wheel-O-Vator
Lighting: LSI Industries