The Ada Christian School Outdoor Education project consists of a 2,591 square foot outdoor education classroom addition with an attached 586 square foot greenhouse space. Ada Christian School developed a comprehensive Outdoor Education program along with the greenhouse space designed to allow natural light and for outdoor projects to be brought in and explored. Several ponds were created to promote diverse aquatic environments, and historically accurate Native American and American Pioneer dwellings were constructed in addition to an educational barn auditorium. The new spaces created by the program provide daily hands-on experience with nature for elementary students:- A 24’ by 24’ heated greenhouse with vented roof- intended to start and foster plant growth and study- 136 linear feet of raised beds in mobile hoop houses to dramatically extend the growing season- Covered but open air learning spaces- Permanent and Vernal ponds to promote and accommodate diverse aquatic environments from amphibians to waterfowl- Michigan Native American dwellings and a cultural education area- Hand-hewn Michigan homestead/pioneer cabin with root cellar- Numerous pathways, raised bed gardens, two ponds, trees, sculptures and habitat tunnels- A natural prairie space room for prayer and contemplationThe greenhouse, being the most distinctive addition, is utilized in all seasons and heated for cooler temperatures, with a retractable, vented roof for warm days. The greenhouse willbe used to foster plant growth and study, bringing the outdoors closer to the classroom while simultaneously allowing natural light into the building.“These additions to the school grounds are to enhance the programs Ada Christian School has already been conducting. Heading outdoors leads to wonder and awe of our creation and, most importantly, our Creator. Through this project, Dan Vos Construction has built a great contribution to Ada Christian School and its students for generations to come.” - Melissa Brower, Ada Christian Principal
Sand and refinish approx 6,500 sq. ft. of Maple flooring. Apply two coats BonaSport gymnasium sealer, paint gamelines & logo, apply three coats All Court gym finish.
This projecft was the addition of one calssroom for all day Kindergarten at Ridpath Junior Public School. The project required us to tie into the existing services and make sure that the facilities were operational for Labour Day which coincides with the start of school.
This project was the addition of one classroom for all day Kindergarten at Norwood Dstrict Public School. The project required us to tie into existing services and make sure that the existing school was operational for Labour day.
This project was an addition of a new gymnasuim and change rooms at Alexandra Public School. The project was completed while school was still underway. We were required to coordinate our efforts with the school staff and principal to reduce the disruption to the students playing area; whilst keeping and maintaining a safe enviroment.
General upgrades at the school including doors and hardware washroom modifications for accessibility along with new acoustical tile ceilings and flooring.
This project involved the replacement of their HVAC systems at the Lindsay Campus. The project had to be completed while the building remained operational. There was extensive coordination required in order to insure equipment would fit within the existing conditions.
Re-Roofing: Torch-applied SBS modified roofing over tapered and rigid insulation system and gypsum deck board; new internal roof drains and drain leaders; roof-to-roof ladders and stairs; custom flashing and sheet metal; internal and external gutters and downspouts; asbestos abatement; and solar reflective roof coatings.
The Memorial University (MUN RES 002 07 CP 3) project is a new 500-bed residence consisting of 2 separate, 6-storey reinforced concrete, masonry call buildings with a distinctive metal mansard roof, conveniently located on campus. The building is connected to the campus by means of enclosed glazed elevated walkways through a central hub building that also acts as a performance stage to an outdoor common area and ties back into the Hatcher House. The lower levels include multipurpose rooms, accessible bedrooms, resident supervisor's apartments, and laundry and services facilities. Each room is private with a single bed and study area. Every two rooms share a common shower and washroom facilities within the confines of a dorm suite. Common and study areas are scatted throughout the facility. The interior of this building will include painted drywall and/or concrete, ceiling tile, tiled bathrooms, with access control into the building. The exterior will consist of concrete masonry units, vinyl windows on the upper floors. The sixth floor will have sheet metal with the ground floor containing curtain wall windows. This project is targeting LEED Silver certification.
Re-Roofing: SBS modified roofing over tapered and rigid insulation systems; roof drain replacement; roof-to-roof ladders; custom flashing and sheet metal; and external gutters and downspouts. Dover Elem. 55,552 sq. ft.; Lincoln Elem. 35,193 sq. ft.; Springhead 13,580 sq.ft.; Wilson Elem. 9,259 sq. ft.
Re-Roofing: Torch-applied SBS modified roofing over tapered and rigid insulation system over gypsum deck board; roof drain repairs; roof-to-roof ladders; custom flashing and sheet metal; and external gutters and downspouts. Van Buren Middle School: 28,614 sq. ft.; Memorial Middle School: 8,975 sq. ft.; Mort Elementary School: 18,928 sq. ft.
Window Interiors, an industry-leading window treatment solutions company, recently completed window coverings for Paul Mitchell The School located in Oviedo Mall. Window Interiors, in partnership with Tint by Masters, supplied vibrant vinyl window graphics for eight large storefront windows at the 15,600-square-foot cosmetology school. The project, led by Business Development Manager Jason White, was completed in less than a week, just in time for the grand opening celebration in October.
Triangle was selected to perform facility improvements to the district, including 31,114 sq ft of new construction and 19,487 sq ft in additions and renovations to the existing buildings as follows: Oakridge Lower Elementary School Oakridge Upper Elementary School Oakridge Middle School Oakridge High School South Carr - Alternative Education and Senior Citizen Activity Center Administration Building Among other improvements, the district received new classrooms, media center, art and music rooms. The program included a remodel and expansion of an existing kitchen and specialist instructional office space. Included in this contract were replacement roofs and new security card access systems, student computers and classroom technology. The additions were designed incorporating sustainable "green" features. Site work included new playgrounds and equipment, relocation of bus drop-off and parent drop-off drive, new sidewalks, landscaping and removal of portable classrooms from site.
SDI-Structures has been awarded the American Institute of Steel Constructions" 2012 National Honor Award for innovation and steel buildings for its design of the Robert B. Aikens Commons University of Law.
51 McInnis (New Village Dormitory) is a new student suite style residence dormitory consisting of 33 suites for 192 students. Modern Mechanical Systems was the plumbing and HVAC prime contractor for this project. The plumbing included the installation of two gas fired hot water heaters, over 20,000 ft. of pipe and 220 plumbing fixtures. The HVAC system included the installation of hi-temperature hot water heat exchangers, hot water pumps, plant chilled water, chilled water pumps, 33 apartment fan coils, air-to-air energy recovery units, laundry exhaust and make-up air systems and over 5,000 ft. of pipe. This building also included full DDC controls with a dashboard so students and faculty can monitor the HVAC systems and total building energy consumption.
Dolan Hall is a 1960 cast-in place concrete structure stone building renovated into a new student suite style residence dormitory consisting of 23 suites for 167 students. This building also includes space for Campus Health and Counseling Services, facility management, main IT Data Center and College of Design classrooms, all of which remained occupied during construction. Modern Mechanical Systems was the prime HVAC contractor for this project. The HVAC system included the installation of two new boilers, a 200-ton chiller, pumps, 88 apartment fan coils, air-to-air energy recovery units, laundry exhaust and make-up air systems and over 12,000 ft. of pipe. This building also included full DDC controls with a dashboard so students and faculty can monitor the HVAC system and total building energy consumption.
The Williston State College Northwest Area Career and Technology Center is a new facility for WSC. EAPC was retained to provide architecture and engineering services by WSC because of our similar project experience across the state of North Dakota. The $5 million, 34,750 SF building houses six programs including Welding, Building Trades, Transportation, Electronics, Multi-Media, and Sustainability and is located on the east edge of the campus. The facility consists of a 24,000 SF, high bay, pre-engineered steel building for Welding, Building Trades, and Transportation Labs. Attached to this preengineered structure is a 10,750 SF conventionally framed steel structure administration and education wing.
Removed existing hot water unit ventilators and convectors
Renovations to Huron Hall encompassed updates to the heating and electrical systems, plumbing, flooring, cabinets and painting of the interior. The exterior of the hall was renovated including brick re-work and repair along with window replacement. The project involved careful selective demolition of plaster, gypsum board, wood framing, doors, frames, hardware, windows, toilet accessories, floor and wall finishes, acoustical ceiling tile and suspension system, cabinets, miscellaneous equipment, cast iron radiators, plumbing fixtures, mechanical systems, piping and light fixtures. In addition to the replacement of these components, Huron Hall mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems including alarms, phone and data systems were updated The renovation significantly improved the aging structure of Huron Hall while maintaining the historical look and feel which the university wanted to maintain.
Complete renovation of existing building to house the West Michigan Aviation Academy Charter School.
Straughn Trout Architects is proud to continue its partnership with Polk State College (PSC) as the selected architect for the Chain of Lakes Building on the Winter Haven Campus. This new 15,000 square foot administration and classroom building will provide a permanent home for the PSC Chain of Lakes High School. The project is the first new building on the Winter Haven Campus in over ten years. As designers of the Campus Master Plan and architects of all buildings, Straughn Trout has provide a design that is "high-tech" and sustainable while complimenting the adjacent campus structures. This project is designed according to the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Schools v2009 requirements, and will be the first building in Polk County to be certified under these standards. More Information:www.polk.eduwww.colpsc.com GREEN EDUCATION FOUNDATION (GEF)PILOT CURRICULUM www.greeneducationfoundation.org Due to Straughn Trout Architects' national recognition in sustainable design, the Green Education Foundation requested our recommendation of a client and project to pilot their Green Building Course curriculum. PSC’s Chain of Lakes Collegiate High School accepted this phenomenal opportunity for the Fall of 2011. The program offers a web-integrated STEM curriculum connecting USGBC-based audit projects with classroom instruction. STA worked with the faculty and GEF to prepare teaching units that are directly related to the new building’s design. GEF is providing free curricula materials and textbooks for the course and the school is also eligible for additional grants and prizes.
Built in 1901, Visser Brothers, Inc. managed the interior renovation of classrooms on the 1st and 2nd floors. The remodel work envolved demolition of interior finishes and parition walls to create large open classroom spaces. Also includes was the installation of operable partitions, lighting, power and data systems, and new interior finishes including refinishing of maple flooring.GMB Architecture + Engineering, along with input from Grand Rapids Public Schools and Visser Brothers, completed the design work for this renovated classroom space.
Project includes approximately 25,000 +/- sf of engineered curtainwall, custom fabricated metal panels and custom fabricated sunshade assemblies furnished and installed by Architectural Glass & Metals.
Tempered Masonite Stage, painted three (3) coats flat black - installed Oak nosing boards on face of stage.
Quad Residence is a traditional four-story double occupancy dormitory with common areas, toilet rooms and lounges for 135 students. Modern Mechanical Systems was the prime plumbing contractor for this project. The plumbing included the installation of two gas-fired water heaters, two storage tanks and over 5,000 ft. of pipe and 70 plumbing fixtures.