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Arts & Technology Academy

Eugene, Oregon

Owner: Eugene School District 4J

Architect: Rowell Brokaw Architects | Opsis Architecture

Contractor: John Hyland Construction

This two-story STEM school project included a 23,000-square-foot renovation and 67,000-square-foot addition to the existing school originally constructed as Jefferson Middle School in 1957. The building touts buckling refrained braced frames, mass timber framing and cold-formed steel and supplemental structural steel cladding backup support system. The new portion was a mixture of structural steel with composite metal decking and concrete fill floors. A performance-based seismic retrofit to the existing school was completed using ASCE 41. The building form utilizes exterior glazing to maximize natural light and facilitate learning, and the exposed structural elements can be used as an educational tool. The project was completed in 2017 with $21.4 million in construction costs.

image credit(s): Christian Columbres

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