Posted: June 3, 2020 | Projects
Tri County Tech serves residents in the northeast Oklahoma counties of Washington, Nowata and Osage, Oklahoma with over 600 full time students. The total cost of the new Student Center/Networking Addition & Remodel was $1,047,000. The project included the demolition of the old student center. This entailed removing and replacing exterior brick veneer entry columns, landscape, and interior walls, finishes, interior brick veneer/columns, ceilings, lighting, handicap ramp, and stairs that were built back in the early 1980s. The exterior has aluminum storefront doors and windows, and aluminum windows that were cut in on the north side of the facility, brick veneer and a single ply membrane roof. The interior has faculty offices, faculty break room, restroom partitions, metal studs and drywall with wood planks and aluminum storefront doors/window partitions at the offices.
Posted: May 27, 2020 | Projects
The Iovine Young Hall is the new home of the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy, started by founders Andre Young (Dr. Dre) and Jimmy Iovine in 2013. In this new location students can print prototypes on 3-D printers, weld metal or jump into a studio to edit video. The 39,236-square-foot building was designed to be equally as cutting-edge as the academy itself. The first floor is home to metal and wood shops, 3-D printing, and a CNC machine room and laser cutter. The second floor houses 3,800-square-foot classrooms, as well as meeting rooms and an outdoor terrace. The third floor’s core and shell were completed for future renovation as the academy evolves.
Posted: May 21, 2020 | Projects
This 3,800-square-foot elementary school addition was undertaken to house new art and science classrooms, and renovate approximately 58,213 square feet of existing classroom space and the lobby. Additionally, two new playgrounds were constructed: one for the new pre-k students and one for the remaining students. The addition was strategically designed to create a dynamic and active learning environment to fulfill the District’s goal of enhancing their STEAM-focused learning curriculum. With plenty of natural light, the space was shaped to be flexible to meet the current and future needs of the District.
Posted: May 14, 2020 | Projects
This facility houses youth with substance and alcohol abuse issues. The 8,806-square-foot dormitory has two wings with eight rooms per wing. Each wing has a sizeable staff office, kitchen and laundry facilities, and a large common area with TV, dining, lounging, and gaming areas. One wing includes a 24/7 separate room/bathroom behind the staff office to isolate a youth temporarily for detoxing, or privacy during a crisis. The second building constructed as part of the campaign was the 24,224-square-foot administration, training, therapy, commercial kitchen, classroom, and warehouse facility.
Posted: May 7, 2020 | Projects
The Penguin Chill Exhibit at the ABQ BioPark is the new home to 32 penguins from several species, including the King, Macaroni, and Gentoo. The 14,550-square-foot building houses a 75,590-gallon tank with water depths varying from five to twelve feet, and features both above ground and underwater viewing areas. The design team’s approach to this facility treated the exterior as an art installation with a stylistic iceberg-like façade, while the interior imitates the Antarctic environment familiar to the penguins. Support space for the keepers is organized for ease and safety of access to the animals, with areas for health care, feeding prep, and quarantine. The life support system cycles water through sand filters with a water turnover rate every 30–60 minutes.