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Palm Springs Middle School

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.

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Project Location

West Palm Beach, FL 33406
United States

This project was a 2008 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award winner.

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Project Team (TCA Members)

General Contractor:
Concrete Contractor:
Woodland Tilt-Up
Permit Engineering Services Inc
Meadow Burke

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Building Types:
Number of Floors:
Number of Panels:
233 panels
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
147,823 sq ft (13,733 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
228,223 sq ft (21,202 sq m)
Project Footprint:
151,515 sq ft (14,076 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
40 ft 5 in (12.32 m)
Widest Panel:
38 ft 6 in (11.75 m)
Largest Panel:
1,062 sq ft (98.7 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
172,270 lbs (78,140 kg)