General Contractor | Rudolph Libbe / Fetters Construction
Architect | Beilharz Architects
The new construction building, which houses both a new middle school and high school, combines for roughly 148,000 square feet of student space. The space, designed by Beilharz Architects, features a building with several towers that encloses a massive courtyard, bigger than a football field.
The courtyard’s serrated, lighter-bricked perimeter allows for the utilization of small alcoves as individual outdoor classroom spaces. Additionally, the courtyard contains a dining area, gardens, and plenty of seating. The building also utilizes high efficiency design elements including state-of-the art window design as well as energy controls which provide cooling and ice-making during off-peak hours.
The energy efficiency focus also includes the Icynene Proseal Closed Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation and Air Barrier System and WR Meadows Airshield Flashing System.
The efficiency of this building was verified by multiple third-party groups who performed Infrared Thermal Imaging and Commissioning on the entire building upon completion. This project was also monitored and inspected utilizing the Quality Assurance Program by the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA).