to Bryant High School|
Jackson Brown Palculict Architects, Inc.
12921 Cantrell Road, #201, Little Rock, AR 72223
Location: Bryant, Arkansas
Date Bid: Oct 2010 Construction Period: Nov 2010 to Aug
Total Square Feet: 145,648 Site: 12 acres.
Number of Buildings: One; 48 classrooms.
Building Size: First floor, 21,541; second floor, 36,577; third
floor, 51,453; fourth floor, 35,353; roof/penthouse, 724;
total, 145,648 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 13’4”; second floor, 15’4”; third
floor, 15’4”; fourth floor, 15’4”; penthouse, 10’4”; floor to floor,
Basic Construction Type: Type IIA/Addition.
Foundation: Cast-in-place. Exterior Walls: CMU, brick,
curtain wall, ACM. Roof: Membrane. Floors: Concrete.
Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall.
Structural Engineer: Engineering Consultants, Inc. - 401 West
Capitol Avenue, #305, Little Rock, AR 72201
General Contractor: James Cone Construction - 10411 West Markham
Street, #300, Little Rock, AR 72205
Mechanical Engineer: Innovative Solutions Group, Inc. - 136 Apple
Blossom Loop, Maumelie, AR 72113
Electrical Engineer: Lucas, Merriott & Associates - 2225 West 7th
Street, Little Rock, AR 72201
Civil Engineer & Landscape Architect: Crafton Tull & Associates -
10825 Financial Center Parkway, #300, Little Rock, AR 72211
Technology Consultant: Elert & Associates - 13284 Pond Springs
Road, #304, Austin, TX 78729
LEED Consultant: Viridian - 100 Gamble Road, Little Rock, AR
This classroom and media center addition to the high school campus in
Bryant, Arkansas, is in the heart of a growing community working hard to
keep up with a high demand for new facilities.
The campus contains 26 buildings that sprawl across approximately 40
acres with little continuity or master planning. The design unites the
discrete buildings within a centralized plan, provides a campus central
focal point, and provides a front door to the community.
Not only was it difficult to situate the high school on the existing
campus, the topography was such that the four-story school would have
three floors with exits on grade. The building, situated on a steep
slope, presents two full stories to the public face and four stories to
the internal, campus face.
This project is currently pursuing LEED® Silver under Version 3. The
entire school was meant to be a model of environmental design. Extensive
studies on solar panels, electronic glazing, geothermal and wind were
all performed on the school to determine the most cost effective
strategies. The end results were large open spaces, bicycle racks,
native planting, efficient HVAC systems, renewable materials, low water
usage and many more features. To illustrate this, there is an
interactive dashboard in the lobby of the school that gives detailed
reports of energy usage, water reduction, and highlights of the
building. The design team, including LEED consultants, engineers and the
contractor, met often to work out strategies to achieve all the
necessary requirements, as well as to determine creative strategies to
address the environmental issues. The school has become a model for what
to strive for in secondary education in the State of Arkansas, and the
Central Arkansas Chapter of USGBC has already had a lecture about the
The Bryant High School Addition was designed more to be a collegiate
atmosphere than a typical high school. It has large public
thoroughfares, intimate study spaces, and the latest technological
systems. There are multiple technology and journalism labs that develop
the students' workforce skills. The building itself serves to prepare
the students for what they will find as they leave their secondary
education and begin the journey to enrich their futures.
Burnished Block: Astra Glaze by Trenwyth Industries, Inc.
Waterproof Coating, Wall Coatings: BASF
Membrane Roofing: Johns Manville
R13, R11, R19 Insulation: CertainTeed
Exterior Vapor Barrier: Tyvek
Entrances & Storefronts: YKK AP America installed by Architectural
Door Hardware: Ingersoll Rand Security
Wood Doors: Marshfield Auto Door Openers: Stanley
Backer Board: GlasRoc® by CertainTeed
CertainTeed® Type X
Impact Resistant Gypsum Board:
Composite Metal Panels:
larson® by Alucoil 4 mm PE
Aluminum Composite Material
by Alucoil North America, LLC
Fabricated and installed by Ace Glass
Construction Corp. of Little Rock, AR.