Designed to match the architectural theme of other Villages schools, this facility has a high level of finishes with three-story open thin brick Tilt-Up panels that provide the focal point of the main administration/classroom building.
Tilt-Up was selected for the project because the method allowed the design-builder to provide unique thin brick detailing without affecting the schedule, and it provided structural integrity at a lower cost.
Incorporating and coordinating the extensive amount of thin brick and the related details from panel to panel was one of the main challenges of this project.
The thin brick is carried to the back side of the Tilt-Up panels to give the appearance of solid brick piers and arches. The color scheme and architectural treatments were very traditional in nature and include red brick with a red tile roof, beige wall surface, green shutters and white molding profiles, window frames and mullions. A two-story media center with two-story glazing overlooks the campus quad, and the three-story atrium at the school entrance carries the exterior architectural theme into the building interior.
To add appeal to the facility, the Tilt-Up panels have inset precast elements with a scripted “V” that stands for The Villages.
The use of thin brick and Tilt-Up allowed the school to have the architectural look and long-term durability that they desired in a cost-effective manner.
The Villages, FL 32159
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