High school students seeking intensive education in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (STEAM) will soon have a new space to work at Fulton Science Academy in Alpharetta, Ga. To accommodate their growing STEAM school, the owners of the prekindergarten through high school academy required an addition that would provide 29 classrooms, as well as restrooms, offices, workrooms, a high school hangout, a courtyard, and additional parking.
The addition also had to match the architecture of the existing buildings, with their two colors of brick. It had been envisioned as a steel and brick-veneer structure until precast concrete producer Metromont Corporation offered an alternative: total–precast concrete, which would address the aesthetic concerns as well as the client’s budget and time constraints. The decision to make the Fulton Science addition a total–precast concrete structure was made early, before any preliminary designs had been drawn. Metromont assisted Make3 with the design and development of the precast concrete panels.
Read more about this project in the Fall 2020 issue of Ascent.