The Gathering Place
This is the second phase of the construction of 4 additional buildings nestled within the confines of an existing, very active, school. The two main buildings are 2-story hybrid structures comprised of cold-formed metal framing, wood trusses, and metal deck. The main buildings consist of 18 classrooms, two of which are shared classrooms. Each classroom has an open floor concept and opens up to the exterior with glass overhead doors. This building utilizes a combination of skylights and open floor structures with traversable netting to maximize outdoor lighting in interior spaces. The exterior finish utilizes a combination of Nichiha and Hardi siding and the roof is TPO. A series of elevated wooden boardwalks were constructed to create The Gathering Place for outdoor learning, to travel the campus, and to provide outdoor learning spaces for second-floorclassrooms. The two separate buildings house the dance studio and music classes and are single story of similar construction. This project had a negotiated construction manager delivery.