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  Biloxi Civic Center & Public LibraryBiloxi Civic Center & Public Library


Dale Partners Architects P.A.
161 Lameuse Street, Biloxi, MS 39530

General Description

Location: Biloxi, Mississippi
Date Bid: July 2009 Construction Period: Aug 2009 to July 2011 Total Square Feet: 71,600 Site: 5.02 acres.
Number of Buildings: One Building Size: First floor, 63,000; second floor, 8,600; total, 71,600 square feet.
Building Height: Library low flat roof, 18’4”; library low peaked roof, 24’; library high roof, 34’4”; civic center first floor main, 24’; civic
center ball room, 47’6”; civic center 2nd floor, 13’; stair tower, 42’.
Basic Construction Type: New/Masonry & Steel.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: CMU, curtain wall, stucco. Roof: Built-up, metal. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Project Team

General Contractor: W.G. Yates and Sons Construction - 115 Main Street, Biloxi, MS 39530
Structural Engineer: Structural Design Group - 220 Great Circle Road, #106, Nashville, TN 37228
Cost Estimator: Construction Cost Analysis, Inc. - 734 North Oakridge Drive, Brandon, MS 39047
Library Consultant: Library Planning Associates, Inc. - P.O. Box 406, Normal, IL 61761
Theater/Audio-Visual Consultant: ECCS, Inc. - 3045 Brigantine Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128
Food Service Consultant: Fisher and Associates, Inc. - 1685 Galloway Avenue, Memphis, TN 38112

The new Biloxi Civic Center and Public Library was built near downtown Biloxi to replace facilities lost to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The project site is bordered by Howard Avenue, Bellman Street, Lee Street and Washington Street and was the site of the old Biloxi High School and the Dukate Middle School. The building faces Howard Avenue and a series of plazas joins Howard Avenue to the 12,000 square foot courtyard which separates the library and the civic center and provides a common entrance point for both. A covered, open air gallery provides sheltered access to both facilities and creates an entrance on the back side of the facilities from the parking area. The first floor elevation is 22 feet above sea level. The building ground floor level is elevated approximately three to four feet above the existing ground.

The civic center side of this new facility features a large ballroom that can be subdivided with operable partitions into three separate spaces with back-of-house facilities to support various events such as conferences, concerts, trade shows and Mardi Gras balls. The exterior is stucco over concrete masonry units with impact-resistant windows, and the ballroom is constructed with long span steel trusses along with glass curtain walls engineered for the design wind loads and missile impact resistance required by the building code. The glass curtain wall and doors provide natural lighting and views for the pre-function space of the multi-use area and contribute to the building’s transparency.

The project won a 2011 Mississippi Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Award.

Product Information
Stucco: STO Powerwall®   Wood Ceiling: Rulon
Metal Roofing: Berridge   Modified Bitumen: Johns Manville
Flooring: Armstrong, J & J, Bloomsberg
Curtain Wall, Entrances & Storefronts: EFCO, a Pella Company
Elevators: Schindler   Lighting: Lithonia, Gotham, SPI, Kim, Luminis

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