Hills High School South Campus Field|
D.E.R. Development Company
750 U.S. Highway 50, Milford, OH 45150
Date Bid: Feb 2014 Construction Period: Apr 2014 to Oct
Total Square Feet: 5,580 Site: 4.7 acres.
Number of Buildings: Two.
Building Sizes: Building one, 1,900; building two, 3,680; total,
5,580 square feet.
Building Height: Building one, first floor, 18’; building two,
first floor, 19’.
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: CMU, brick. Roof: Asphalt shingles,
membrane. Floors: Concrete, turf flooring. Interior Walls:
Architect, Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: SHP Leading Design -
4805 Montgomery Road, #400, Cincinnati, OH 45212
Owner's Representative: PDSC Corporation - 1315 Hayward Court,
Cincinnati, OH 45208
Structural Engineer: Truman P. Young & Associates - 4225 Malsbary
Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242
Civil Engineer: The Kleingers Group - 6305 Centre Park Drive,
West Chester, OH 45069
Synthetic Turf Field Contractor: The Motz Group - 3607 Church
Street, Cincinnati, OH 45244
Walnut Hills High School has a long-standing reputation in Cincinnati
for excellence in academics and extra-curricular activities. During an
extensive renovation of the school there was a significant expansion in
size and the replacement of the athletic stadium. During construction
the school was forced to convert their on-campus practice field into a
temporary staging area for modular classrooms until construction was
complete. This included stripping the grass and topsoil and replacing it
with a large gravel lot for the modular classrooms, eliminating the only
on-campus practice field the school had and forcing the athletic
department to find and rent fields elsewhere.
Once the major work to the school building was complete, it became
obvious that a proper practice field facility was needed to replace what
was left of the old one. Fortunately for the school, it has several very
generous alumni and the alumni association received a large gift from
the Christopher family to pay for the design and construction of a new
practice facility. The school was so pleased with the architect from the
school renovation, they decided to hire SHP Leading Design for the new
practice field as well. The alumni association selected DER Development
Company (DER) to be the general contractor for the project, however
direct contracts were given to The Motz Group for the synthetic turf
field and Sturdisteel for the modular press box and bleachers.
In addition to the field and bleachers, the project included
construction of a concessions building that housed restrooms, storage,
ticket booth and concessions area, and a batting cage building which
will also serve as a multi-sport indoor practice facility with
retractable batting cage netting. The entrance included a pre-engineered
walkway cover that ran between the two buildings and covered the ticket
booth window. Concrete plaza areas connect the entrance and buildings to
the bleachers. Field lighting equal to that in the existing stadium
completed the transformation of the facility into something more than
just your everyday practice facility. DER's contract included all civil,
building, MEP construction, providing the field at dirt subgrade to the
Motz Group ready for them to install their synthetic turf system. DER
built the concrete pad and foundation for the bleacher and press box to
be installed by Sturdisteel.
The completion of the project was topped off by a wonderful dedication
ceremony including the Christopher family, the alumni association
members, faculty and staff, student athletes from every sport, and
members of the design and construction teams. Walnut Hills High School
is now a proud owner of a beautiful "practice" facility that will serve
students for decades to come.
Building Envelope: Lee Brick, Taylor Clay Products
Roofing: GAF Asphalt Shingles, Carlisle EPDM
Flooring: Promounds, On Deck Sports Turf Carpet
Lighting: Columbia, Lumenfacade, Hubbell, Musco Field Lighting