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Del Norte Elementary School

Posted: September 10, 2019 | Projects

Del Norte Elementary School was constructed on an eight-acre site where age appropriate hard surface and turf play areas and equipment are easily accessed. It is sited in such a way to flood the school interiors with natural light and to mitigate the harsh winter elements by placing entry points on the south. Built at an (adjusted) cost of $276.18 per square foot, the 61,836-square-foot building houses pre-K-5 classrooms, a cafeteria, a gymnasium as well as administrative offices on two floors.

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The REC of Fairview Heights, Illinois

Posted: September 4, 2019 | Projects

This 58,282-square-foot recreational complex, built at an ajusted cost of $348.87 per square foot, features an indoor aquatic facility with a 25-yard multi-lane lap pool, children’s spray ground, slides, sprays, lazy river and a vortex. It also features a 6,000-square-foot fitness center with areas for free weights, floor exercise, aerobic and group fitness; a gymnasium; a climbing structure; elevated running tracks; a 400-meter, six-lane running track; a game area for billiards, cards and table tennis; locker rooms; multipurpose and party rooms, and administration offices. Outdoor soccer fields, a dog park, pavilions, playgrounds and a 1.5-mile walking path and nature trail are also part of the development.

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Decatur Middle School Expansion

Posted: August 28, 2019 | Projects

For an (adjusted) cost of $63.87 per square foot, the old 1959 Decatur, Arkansas Elementary School was transformed into the 31,295-square-foot Decatur Middle School. The electrical service entry was updated and brought up to current NEC code. New roof areas now have a minimum 1/4″ per foot slope drop for positive drainage, and the metal walls and roof panels serve as an efficient material to enclose the upper portion of the building. Existing floor elevations were raised and adjusted to accommodate ADA requirements. The oldest classrooms in the original building were demolished due to asbestos hazards, which opened up room for a new gymnasium. Roof insulation was added to the addition, allowing the use of a more economical wet fire sprinkler system. Old batt insulation was removed to provide access to computer cables. 

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Mountain Park Community Church

Posted: August 21, 2019 | Projects

This 52,468-square-foot church features a “flex design” worship auditorium designed to maximize the goal of intimacy while providing the flexibility needed to adjust for varying levels of service attendance. The stage area has the unique feature of an operable rear wall that can open to an exterior amphitheater for joint indoor/outdoor services, boosting seating capacity to 1,500. Couches, bar height bistro tables, tablet-armed sofa chairs, and theater seats were added to both floors in order to provide attendees diverse seating options. It was built at an (adjusted) cost of $197.88 per square foot.

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Johnstown Engineering & Science Building at the University Of Pittsburgh

Posted: August 9, 2019 | Projects

Completed at an adjusted cost of $314.82 per square foot, this 65,400-square-foot renovation of the University of Pittsburgs's Johnstown Engineering & Science building encompassed the laboratories, classrooms, offices, storage, student lounges and club, and designated spaces for the engineering technology and chemistry departments. 

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