Posted on April 20, 2021 by Jenny Frost
Overall Project Size: 20,604 SF
Client: Lakeville Area Public Schools ISD 194
Architect/Engineer: DLR Group
Contractor: Loeffler Construction
This project includes adding a brand new 20,604 SF pool facility to the existing Century Middle School. The Lakeville School District was met with the growing need for an additional pool facility, as the two existing pools at McGuire and Kenwood Trial Middle School no longer met the community’s needs.
This two-story addition includes an eight-lane, 25-yard competition pool, diving well, and two diving boards. The first floor will host both the competition pool and the diving well, women’s and men’s locker rooms, pool office, as well as a multipurpose classroom. The second floor hosts the 476-occupant seating area, concessions, and another set of restrooms.
This facility will be utilized for several different activities, such as physical education, community swimming lessons, High School Athletic competitions, and club swimming meets. Being that this facility will be widely used by several different parties, the interior design utilizes high quality, durable, and low maintenance materials that will provide a long life to the district.
Anticipated completion of January-February 2022.
Nearly 50,000 sq. ft. of precast concrete panels were erected and produced by Wells. The facility was enclosed with architectural insulated walls boasting a palette of acid etch and thin brick finishes that matches the existing middle school. The Insulated sandwich wall panels offer an efficient, thin cross-section that maximizes interior floor space while minimizing the footprint.
Additional precast support features include solid wall panels, beams, columns, stadia, flat slabs, hollowcore, and double tees, with a clear span of 108’. As the design team looked to create long-span areas needed for pool area, double tees provided the solution with their long span spaces to minimize or eliminate columns where needed.
Owners and design team look for economical rows of seating that can withstand heavy loading. Precast seating risers are the dominant choice for seating sections in indoor arenas. Shapes can vary to create needed sight lines, and vibrations can be controlled so that motion during use gives a sense of strength and security.
The fast speed of the panels’ erection helped minimize congestion and activity on the site, which was important as school was in session during construction.
|Product||Square Feet||# Pieces|
|Insulated Wall Panel||23,207||78|
|Solid Wall Panel||2,785||23|
Attract More Students, Spectators & Supporters. When it comes to creating large, open spaces for arenas, auditoriums and lecture halls, Wells offers unmatched flexibility and innovative construction solutions. Load-bearing panels leave interior spaces open for unobstructed views that are perfect for watching presentations, performances, and athletic events. Plus, Wells can construct stadium seating to ensure maximum capacity for the space available. Wells can also easily install add-on panels to the structure and quickly reconfigured interiors when it’s time to expand a facility. The finished look is even customizable to meet your needs and match other structures around campus.
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For more information on this project, please contact Jace Rossow.