Shepherd Parish Center|
Lord Architecture, Inc.
11650 Iberia Place, #210, San Diego, CA 92128
San Diego, California
Date Bid: June 2012 Construction Period: Aug 2012 to Oct
Total Square Feet: 28,752 Site: 10 acres.
Number of Buildings: One; 10 classrooms, seating 25+/- each,
Building Sizes: First floor, 18,873; second floor, 9,879; total,
28,752 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 13’ 4”; second floor, 19’1”; floor
to floor, 13'4”; total, 32’5”.
Basic Construction Type: New/V-A with Fire Sprinklers.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, pier & grade beam, reinforced
Exterior Walls: CMU, wood frame. Roof: TPO membrane,
concrete roof tile.
Floors: Concrete, wood. Interior Walls: Wood stud drywall.
Structural Engineer: George Soultanian & Associates - 300 W.
Grand Avenue, #300, Escondido, CA 92025
Mechanical Engineer: Merrick + Associates - 9606 Tierra Grande
Street, #206, San Diego, CA 92126
Electrical Engineer: Kruse & Associates - 12245 World Trade
Drive, #A, San Diego, CA 92128
Civil Engineer: GHD Engineering - 3750 Convoy Street, #220, San
Diego, CA 92111
General Contractor: Zigman Shields General Contractors - 3276
Rosecrans Street, #300, San Diego, CA 92110
Landscape Architect: Deneen, Powell, Atelier, Inc. - 2305 El
Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92104
San Diego’s Good Shepherd Parish and its affiliated K-8 school have
thrived for decades by efficiently using their modest existing
classrooms and administrative buildings for multiple activities by
extending hours of use and squeezing in more people and furnishings.
However, over time, the school and parish reached a point where the many
student and adult education programs, parish ministries, and the need
for extended school care were overwhelming the existing facilities,
accelerating wear and tear, and taxing the limited capacity. The new
two-story, 28,750-square-foot Parish Center and school administration
facility brought much needed relief to the campus plus a bonus in the
form of a new gymnasium that the school had longed to have.
With a very limited budget, the building was conceived to be assembled
from simple forms and durable materials, but packed with features that
any quality school should have, from the latest technology available for
all of the users, to the energy wise components and building systems. On
the second floor, monitor windows scoop in north light for the
classrooms, and the gymnasium roof was designed to be free of any
equipment, not only saving on structural costs but also to making a
large area available for future solar panels. The only interruptions in
the roof are 10 large diameter solar tubes that minimize the need for
artificial lighting in the gym during the day.
The gym itself, as in most schools, is to be used for many more
activities than sporting events, such as school assemblies, social
functions, presentations, and fund-raising events. The gym is equipped
with a large stage that folds down from the wall for performances or for
use as a dais. Therefore, a great deal of attention was paid to the
acoustic quality of the space to eliminate the echo, reverberation and
noise associated with a typical gymnasium. For instance, the steel roof
decking is perforated and the voids are filled with attenuation batts,
and the upper walls are covered with slotted wood veneer panels that
conceal more insulation. The result is a cleaner looking space, but more
importantly, a better acoustic environment to provide a flexible and
friendly room to meet the demands of a thriving school.
Steel Deck: Epicore
Roofing: Versico (TPO), Eagle Roofing (Tile)
Entrances & Storefronts: Arcadia Aluminum
Flooring: Action Flooring (Gym), Lees Carpet
Gym Interior Acoustic Panel: Armstrong