The most unique feature of this school are the main entry tilt-up panels that consists of two 39-feet high tilt-up panels. The first tilt-up panel is 51-feet wide and second tilt-up panel is 40-feet wide. The Architect incorporated into these tilt-up panels 2-feet wide angled legs from the second floor down, form liner and a massive opening from the second floor up.
The panel specialty engineer's biggest challenge was to design the panel's angled legs as structural columns in lieu of standard panel legs. As a result, a considerable amount of additional reinforcement was put into them. In addition, the widest panel (51-feet wide) has a massive 2nd floor opening (39-feet wide by 11-feet high), which presented additional challenges to the specialty engineer as well as the lifting and bracing engineer.
Two other distinctive features are the school's name recessed into the tilt-up panels facing interstate I-95 highway, and the sloped tilt-up panels along I-95 in contrast with flat classroom wings tilt-up panels.
The above mentioned panels became the most recognizable feature of the building and a community symbol.
Boyton Beach, FL 33435
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