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Boylan High School FieldhouseRockford, IL2138836
Proj Overview

Project Overview

In creating a new 17,100-square-foot field house connected to the existing building, Boylan High School administrators wanted to produce a unified appearance that could be constructed quickly and economically.

Precast Solution

Designers specified load-bearing insulated precast concrete panels with a formliner that stamped a brick pattern onto the panels’ face. Multiple stains were used to replicate the adjacent building’s appearance.

“The load-bearing panels eliminated the need for other structural steel and removed column obstructions,” explains Joseph Winklemann, architect and principal at Larson & Darby Group, the architects on the project. “The formliner design saved significant expense in the overall project budget.” The design was used on the public-facing sides of the building, while buff-colored panels were used on the others.

Only a few mockup panels were needed to find the final combination. “People are astounded to learn the panels aren’t brick,” says Kevin Gugliuzza, project manager for Scandroli Construction.

 

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Project Team

Owner

Boylan High School, Rockford, Ill.

Precast Producer

Mid-States Concrete Industries, South Beloit, Ill.

Architect

Larson & Darby Group, Rockford, Ill.

Engineer of Record

Larson & Darby Group, Rockford, Ill.

General Contractor

Scandroli Construction, Rockford, Ill.

Precast Specialty Engineer

Mid-States Concrete Industries, South Beloit, Ill.

Key Project Attributes

  • 17,100-square-foot building
  • Two basketball courts for athletic practice and physical-education classes

Project/Precast Scope

  • 65 precast concrete wall panels encompassing 21,635 square feet.
  • Panels extended to top of footings, eliminating most perimeter foundation walls.
  • Off-site casting cut congestion and minimized disruption to school activities.
  • Existing gym allowed work to proceed without tight scheduling restrictions.
  • Some panels provided fire-wall isolation between new and existing buildings.
  • Some panels were designed to allow for easy expansion during Phase II, planned for the future.
alt="Boylan High School Fieldhouse, Rockford, Ill."
alt="Facility contains two-court practice gym."
alt="Entrance features canopy, curtain wall."
alt="Entrance features canopy, curtain wall."
alt="Buff-colored panels used on rear façade."
alt="Formliner and stain created brick look."