9131 Anson Way, #204, Raleigh, NC 27615
Location: Franklinton, North Carolina
Date Bid: June 2009
Construction Period: Aug 2009 to Nov 2011
Total Square Feet: 213,123 Site: 78 acres.
Number of Buildings: 6; 68 classrooms with seating capacity for
1,280; auditorium, 500 seats; gymnasium, 1500 seats.
Building Size: Ground floor, 97,115; first floor, 64,268; second
floor, 51,133; platform, 607; total, 213,123 square feet.
Building Height: Floor to floor, 14’8”; total, 53’6”.
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: CMU, brick,
curtain wall. Roof: Metal, membrane. Floors: Concrete.
Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall.
Projected and/or modeled energy use: KBTU/SF/yr 68.
Structural Engineer: Ruggles Engineering - 1116 Whispering Winds
Drive, Catawba, NC 28609
General Contractor: Branch and Associates, Inc. - 5732 Airport
Road, Roanoke, VA 24012
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Hickman Ambrose, Inc. - 814
Greenbrier Circle, #G, Chesapeake, VA 23320
Landscape Architect: CLH Design - 400 Regency Forest Drive, #120,
Cary, NC 27518
The New Franklinton High School is a 215,000 square foot, multi-story
facility located in Franklinton, North Carolina. Franklinton High School
serves the rapidly growing southwestern area of Franklin County and
provides a replacement school for a historic high school building
located in downtown Franklinton.
The school is situated on 78 acres of undeveloped rolling timberland,
located just south of town in the heart of the growing area. The new
school was designed for an initial population of 1,200 students;
however, the campus is planned for growth and includes infrastructure to
accommodate future needs up to 1,600 students.
The building configuration was developed to allow multiple site access
points to be addressed and to manage 34 feet of grade change across the
site. The building aesthetic includes elements of the vintage school
design of the former high school facility.
The building design is organized into three major elements, the Student
Support Center housing the administration, guidance and media center,
the Enrichment Center housing the athletics, cafeteria, auditorium, art,
music and CTE labs and the Academic Center housing the academic
classrooms, science labs and distance learning. The three-part
configuration provided the flexibility to rotate each of the three
elements horizontally and/or shift the elements vertically to
accommodate a challenging site. Each of the centers can be isolated for
The Enrichment Center features a 500-seat auditorium and a 1,500-seat
gymnasium. The center also includes space for the stadium home
concessions and public restrooms within the building footprint. The
Enrichment Center also includes a large, multi-function student commons
that serves as the lobby for athletic events and theater performances or
that can be used as expansion seating for the cafeteria.
The design of the Academic Center is simple and repeated for each level.
The configuration provides the flexibility to accommodate a ninth grade
center. The Academic Center also includes integrated business program
labs and distance learning labs. Each science lab and each academic
classroom is identically sized and configured to allow flexible use and
shifts in enrollment.
Franklinton High School utilizes bearing wall construction throughout
with light gauge truss framing over the Student Support Center and steel
floor and roof framing over the remainder of the facility. The overall
structural system was carefully designed to minimize the amount of
required conventional steel framing at a time when steel costs were
skyrocketing. Exterior building finishes are two-tone brick veneer with
rock face brick accents. The roof over the Student Support Center is
standing seam metal and the remainder of the roofs are low slope SBS.
All interior walls are masonry.
Site amenities include a lighted 2500-seat stadium with an 8-lane track,
as well as lighted facilities for baseball, softball, and tennis. Two
practice fields, soccer and football, are also included, and paved
parking is provided for approximately 400 students, 150 staff/visitors,
and 20 buses.
Brick: Cunningham Direct-Applied Exterior Finish System:
Metal Wall Panels & Roof: Englert Membrane Roofing:
Wood Floors: Carolina Wood Floors
VCT: Armstrong Carpet: Mohawk Lees Rubber Base, Stair
Accessories: Roppe Epoxy Flooring: Sherwin Williams
Windows, Curtain Wall, Entrances & Storefronts: Kawneer
Elavators: Otis Platform Lifts: Savaria
Lighting: Lithonia, Gotham, SPI, Diversified Architectural
Lighting, Square D