Project Confirmation Number: 12345
Entry Category Institutional:
Institutional: Schools, Churches, and Transportation Facilitieslls
181 S. 200 E.
Lewiston, Utah 84320
Brief description of the project:
Lewiston Elementary School’s unique exterior design is a response the community of Lewiston. Design West provided a building aesthetic that compliments its surroundings and “feels right” as a major addition in this rural community
Size of Building:
100,000 Sq. Ft.
Amount of Masonry Used (include all types and number of units):
125,000 Block total Included:
11,800 Ground Face CMU in Confetti and Trinity White
48,000 Smooth CMU in Chili and Confetti
36,000 Natural CMU
29,000 Split Face CMU in Chili and Ebony
Project completion date: 2015
Explain the project and its unique use of masonry materials and techniques.
Masonry was used extensively on the interior and exterior of the building. The design incorporated brick masonry in the schools’ exterior to reinforce a traditional design aesthetic which reflects the surrounding community of Lewiston. The interior used masonry to provide durable wall surfaces which met the District’s requirements for longevity, ease of maintenance and quality.
Lewiston’s innovative “Y” floor plan creates safe environments for students and faculty. The “Y” plan provides for maximum visual control of the campus and building corridors without depending on CCTV, metal detectors or other unfriendly security strategies, though these are accommodated in a non-overt way. Open and friendly environments are created by the use of extensive glass throughout the building, which also enhances safety through the ability to observe from multiple vantage points and take immediate action. Parent drives and drop offs are separated from faculty and bus parking and drop off areas. The kindergarten drop off is separated from other access points with an observable child entry reinforcing the “school within a school” concept. Entrances are always locked with keyless entries except the main entrance which is monitored by front office staff.
Design West provided many sustainable design solutions which helped reduce utility costs for operating the school. Most notable is the use of a Ground Source GeoXchange Heat Pump system to provide both a heating and cooling source for the school. This is accomplished by way of deep wells located in a grid throughout the playfields areas. Individual heat pumps provide low maintenance and individual room control to each classroom. Cooling is provided as a result of the 55 degree ground water. No additional cooling equipment was needed. The building’s energy usage can be monitored and controlled from a central location at the District’s main physical plant office.
DESIGN WEST ARCHITECTS
CACHE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
DARELL W. ANDERSON CONSTRUCTION
AMCOR AN OLDCASTLE COMPANY
SPEC MIX® a QUIKRETE COMPANY
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