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  Addition to Bryant High SchoolAddition to Bryant High School

Architect

Jackson Brown Palculict Architects, Inc.
12921 Cantrell Road, #201, Little Rock, AR 72223
www.jbparchitects.com

General Description

Location: Bryant, Arkansas
Date Bid: Oct 2010 Construction Period: Nov 2010 to Aug 2012
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, 15’4”;
total, 69’8”.
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.

Project Team

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 72211


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 project.

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.

Product Information
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 Products, Inc.
Door Hardware: Ingersoll Rand Security
Wood Doors: Marshfield Auto Door Openers: Stanley

Backer Board: GlasRoc® by CertainTeed
Gypsum Board:
CertainTeed® Type X
Impact Resistant Gypsum Board:
CertainTeed
Gypsum Sheathing:
CertainTeed® Sheathing
by CertainTeed
www.certainteed.com



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.
www.alucoilnorthamerica.com


 

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