Project Description

Opened to students in August 1996, on schedule.

61,000 square foot project includes new classrooms, offices, cafeteria & assembly hall and renovation of existing classrooms, library and gymnasium. Two separate buildings connected by exterior breezeways were converted into a single building with enclosed interior corridors. Project included conversion of four obsolete open-plan classrooms to a new media center and open, simple, flexible classrooms that meet or exceed state requirements, featuring ample natural light. The layout of the project is designed to allow for long term growth and flexibility.
First Buncombe County school to utilize a pre-cast, hollow core concrete floor system; Savings: $35,000; Reduced foundation costs, saved exterior wall costs, and reduced construction time by three weeks.

First Buncombe County school to utilize site-built light gauge metal roof trusses in response to client’s request for sloped roofs over new and existing flat-roofed buildings; Reduced construction time allowing no interruption of classes; Long term roofing costs reduced; Visual cohesiveness created between old and new; Architectural grade roofing shingles permit maintenance by school staff.
Required change orders created a reduction in total contract amount, with most change orders requested by the owner as additions to the scope of work.

Split-faced, concrete masonry units incorporating school colors within color scheme, traditional insulating stucco, and aluminum-framed insulated windows.