Plans for the Palm Springs Middle School called for an art deco look. To allow for the desired architecture, the owner selected Tilt-Up for the 228,223-square-foot project because of the cost-effective speed of construction and the versatile fabricated Styrofoam formliners.
Tilt-Up panels had to be constructed at an active school site, which required minimum interference with students, faculty and staff. Cast-in-place lettering was recessed in the Tilt-Up panels for the school name and other designated areas. With a rigorous schedule during the hot months of summer, crews were able to complete the project for the start of the school year.
The 1,300-student-capacity facility features geometric forms as well as grid-lined and sunburst-marked glass. The color-scheme for the school features earth tones such as coral, light beige and terra cotta. A Tilt-Up panel creates a grand three-tiered 53-foot tower entrance, which is not attached with adjacent panels. Furthermore, an expansive use of glass was used to create an atrium with two-and-half-story columns.
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
This project was a 2008 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award winner.
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