Flossmoor Community High School North Building Addition & Renovation|
DLA Architects, Ltd.
2 Pierce Place, #1300, Itasca, IL 60143
Date Bid: Oct 2012
Construction Period: Feb 2013 to May 2014
Total Square Feet: 136,555 Site: 17.6 acres.
Number of Buildings: One; gymnasium seating 2,000.
Building Sizes: First floor, 110,100; second floor, 23,080; third
floor, 3,375; total, 136,555 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 39’; second floor, 12’; third
floor, 12’ 8”; total, 39’.
Basic Construction Type: Addition/Renovation.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: CMU, brick, curtain wall. Roof: Built-up,
Floors: Concrete, wood. Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud
Structural Engineer: Pease Borst & Associates, LLC - 18 Executive
Court, South Barrington, IL 60010
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Berg Engineering Consultants,
Ltd. - 801 W. Wise Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193
Civil Consultant: W-T Civil Engineering, LLC - 39 E. Scully
Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60193
General Contractor: Nicholas & Associates - 1001 Feehanville
Drive, Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Acoustical Consultant: Threshold Acoustics, LLC - 141 W. Jackson
Street, #2080, Chicago, IL 60604
Student Athletes, Community members & casual fitness enthusiasts alike
will benefit from this 135,000 square foot Field House and Entrance
Atrium Addition. The dynamic facility is designed to host multiple
events and practices at the same time. This means that students in
activities such as track, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, dance,
football, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, softball, baseball,
cheerleading and aerobics will compete in their sport rather than with
each other for facility space.
Overlooking the Field House is a 9,000 square foot Fitness Facility,
featuring state-of-the-art cardio and training equipment. In addition to
this fitness center, is the new Athletic Director office suite relocated
from the South Building to the new hub of all the athletic programs.
The 30,000 square foot synthetic turf Auxiliary Gym extends the season
for a variety of field sports, promising the athletes an elite-level,
competitive edge. This area includes full baseball and softball infields
with drop down batting cages, a 35-yard field with full end zone and
striping for soccer, football, lacrosse and field hockey, along with
shot put and discus. It boasts a 27-foot clear ceiling space for these
activities to occur.
Along with the athletic spaces a number of ancillary spaces ensure that
the facility functions properly including new coaches/teacher offices
and locker rooms, team/community locker rooms, new public toilet
facilities, multi-purpose team/class rooms and a dramatic increase in
storage facilities in order to house all of the new equipment needed for
the amount of activities that will take place. The new entrance atrium
was also added to create a connection between the athletic facility and
the academic wing, which previously occurred through the locker rooms.
Students and faculty alike now enter the building into a two story open
space that celebrates the rich history of the District instead of
directly into a corridor as it was previously. This space gives students
a place to study before, after and between classes, plus it creates an
identity for the previously nondescript building. It also helps to
address some severe accessibility, security and grading issues
The challenge of fitting a building of this size and scale into the
context of both the community of neighboring homes that look directly at
the facility and the context of the multi-building campus were
considered through the design. The building itself is sited 4 - 5 feet
below grade in order to reduce the overall size of the building. In
addition, different scales of materials were used on the exterior to
help reduce the perceived scale and monolithic look that these types of
facilities often take on. This use of multiple materials was also
employed to serve as a method of unifying the very different
architectural styles that exist on the campus. The result is a facility
that does not overwhelm the campus and appears to have been a part of
the overall design all along.
This healthy, energy efficient learning environment is LEED(R)
registered with a certification goal of Gold.
Building Envelope: Northfield Block Company, Trespa, Endicott
Belden Brick Company
Roofing: Carlisle Synthec Inc.
Entrances & Storefronts, Curtain Wall, Windows: EFCO, a Pella
Interior: Northfield Block Company, Trespa, Temple Inland
Flooring: Mondo, Robbins, Armstrong, Wausau Tile, Tnemec,
FieldTurf, Daltile, Johnsonite
Lighting: Edison Price Lighting, Acuity Brands, Pinnacle
Architectural Lighting, Lumenpulse