Originally created to educate the children of the Pullman Car Works employees in the early 19th century, this historic school underwent a major addition in 2010 with the construction of a new performing arts center and gymnasium. Terra Engineering designed and engineered the plazas surrounding these new wings as well as a new parking lot, access drive, bike paths, and sidewalks. Terra employed permeable pedestrian pavers at the new plazas to mitigate stormwater runoff and the pavers were used to create a unique pattern to highlight the new wings of the building. Terra addressed stormwater detention requirements by means of an existing retention pond on site. The grading and drainage of the pond was modified to accommodate all building and site stormwater runoff. Terra Engineering worked closely with the landscape architect to create functional site features that serve the entire school population and surrounding community.

Credits

BLDD/Brook Architects Joint Venture, Architect of Record
De Stefano + Partners, Design Architect
Terry Guen Associates, Landscape Architect
Lindsay & Associates, Structural Engineer
“Water Technology, Inc.”, Aquatic Engineer
CCJM Engineers, MEP Engineers
Threshold Acoustics, Acoustic Consultants
Bill Conner Associates, Theater Consultants
HJKessler Associates, LEED Consultants