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Eustis High School
The modernized campus consists of two sites separated by Washington Avenue. There are five acres to the north designated for parking, and nearly 22 acres to the south serve as the academic core. The school’s original 1941 two-story art deco building anchors the new campus. The master plan also called for the construction of four new facilities: a two-story classroom building, a cafeteria, gymnasium, and media center/culinary arts building. Other work included the complete interior demolition and renovation of the existing, three-story, concrete main building. Two remaining buildings on campus underwent systems renovations work completed over the summer.
Our team resolved the challenges of designing the high school’s master plan with careful consideration of building locations, the creation of new open spaces, and the use of a phased construction schedule appropriate for an occupied campus. The buildable area and site circulation considerations were also significantly affected by the limited size and bisected layout of the property. The new construction incorporates brick veneer with an 8” (and in some cases 12”) CMU backup. The roof system consists of a steel bar joists, a metal deck, and the roofing also consists of a modified bituminous roof system on rigid insulation. Exterior windows are operable and fixed units, with tinted single-glazed glass.