Oak Hammock K-8 Elementary/Middle School Port St. Lucie, Florida

Oak Hammock K-8 Elementary/Middle School

TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc. provided structural engineering design, contract administration and threshold inspection services on this new 220,000 square foot, 1,600-student K-8 hybrid elementary / middle school. The "school within a school" concept incorporates elements from the State of Florida "Discovery" school plan. The two-story, five-building campus provides separate classroom and support facilities but shared core facilities – gymnasium, courtyard, media center and cafetorium. Operable walls create flexible learning areas. Located on 8 acres, it includes a soccer field, basketball courts, play courts, student drop-off area, and visitor parking to accommodate 200 vehicles. The cafetorium was designed as an Enhanced Hurricane Protection area (EHPA).

Key Structural Components
Steel bar joists with joist girder and steel beam framing
Load bearing masonry walls
Concrete slab-on-grade
Design Team
Architect: Donadio & Associates
Contractor: Proctor Construction Company
Structural Engineers: TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc.
New Construction: 220,000 GSF
Construction Cost: $28 Million
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