Garfield High School

2008

This renovation project consisted of a 255,000 SF modernization and addition to a historic 1922 Seattle School District building. Supplemental concrete shear walls and steel collectors were added in order to increase lateral strength and stability. At the new performing arts center and gymnasium the masonry walls extend above the floor 38 feet in order to provide high volume that enhances theatric and athletic events. PCS Structural Solutions worked with the geotechnical engineer to provide reinforced earth adjacent to a two-story concrete wall that matches the curve of the adjacent track - minimizing earth pressure against the building and significantly reducing construction cost.

 

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