Building, Manatee High School|
Long & Associates Architects/Engineers, Inc.
4525 S. Manhattan Avenue, Tampa, FL 33611
Location: Bradenton, Florida
Date Bid: Dec 2009 Construction Period: Dec 2009 to May
Total Square Feet: 71,176 Site: 3 acres
Number of Buildings: One; 30 classrooms, auditorium seating 800.
Building Size: First floor, 52,365; second floor, 18,811; total,
71,176 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 174; second floor, 174; each
additional floor, 94 (auditorium); penthouse (stage), 88; total,
Basic Construction Type: New/Concrete masonry with hollow core
Foundation: Reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade. Exterior
Walls: CMU, brick. Roof: Membrane. Floors: Concrete.
Interior Walls: CMU.
Projected and/or Modeled Energy Usage KBTU/SF/yr: 32.8.
Structural & MEP Engineer: Long & Associates
Architects/Engineers, Inc. - 4525 S. Manhattan Avenue, Tampa, FL 33611
General Contractor & Cost Estimator: Creative Contractors, Inc. -
620 Drew Street, Clearwater, FL 33755
Civil Engineer: Hamilton Engineering & Survey, Inc. - 311 N.
Newport Avenue, #100, Tampa, FL 33606
This project involved a building systems and envelope study to determine
the feasibility of restoration versus replacement of the 1926 Paul F.
Davis Building on the Manatee High School campus.
Long & Associates provided multiple design options for Owner review,
keeping in mind the historical nature of the facility. Based on their
findings, on October 27, 2008, the School Board voted to replace the
existing building with a new facility.
The project was designed using the latest REVIT(R) Building Information
Modeling (BIM) technology. The modeling process was used to fine-tune
the project program in coordination with the Owner and project
stakeholders to reduce required GSF while responding appropriately to
existing campus aesthetics.
The 71,176 square foot, two-story facility includes an 800-seat
auditorium with state-of-the-art audio-visual system for the District's
Academy for the Performing Arts. The building also includes dressing
rooms, 25 classrooms, 2 music labs, multiple practice areas, band room,
chorus room, orchestra room, a two-story interior atrium, and an outdoor
The Davis Building's sound and performing arts spaces feature the latest
technology with an advanced lighting control package for scene creation
and animation along with multiple Audio/Visual displays and screens for
high definition projection. With a full working stage and a 48-foot fly
loft, the theater is capable of supporting a variety of performing arts
and plays ranging from vocal performance to full cast productions.
The entry features a pre-function lobby and atrium space as a central
gathering focal point for after-hours functions and theater use. A
stepped platform in the atrium allows for pre-function performances by a
jazz quartet or other such performers entertaining prior to events. At
night the atrium is specially lit for a dramatic ambience, and during
the day the atrium skylight permits excellent tempered daylight into the
heart of the facility and gathering space for future artists.
The exterior design uses classical elements to resemble the original
design while improving the aesthetics, proportions and details. The
original Corinthian columns were cast and recreated for the front entry
and stepped plinth.
The symbolism of "strength", "integrity" and "tradition" were
incorporated in the stone detailing throughout the building design with
cast medallions and cornices. White precast concrete details provide a
base around the building as well as classical elements at entries and
Building Envelope: Cemex
Membrane Roofing: Fibertite Roof System by Seaman Corp.
Windows: Graham Architectural Products
Entrances & Storefronts: Kawneer
Skylight: Gammans Soft Walls: Armstrong
Resilient Flooring: Armstrong
Elevator: Schindler Lighting: Peerless