District School Board of Collier County - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Administrative Center Naples, Florida
TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc. provided structural engineering design and contract administration on this five-story, 145,000 square foot Administrative Center with an additional 6,000 square foot auditorium with Board Room space.
The building accommodates a number of School District departments and activities. Many of the features contained in the Center include a School Board meeting room with state-of-the-art media systems and a seating capacity that may be increased at will be opening to adjacent conference rooms. The building also contains a cafeteria with full kitchen facilities. Security features include controlled access via a card reader system for employees and a secured lobby where the receptionist greets and directs visitors. Exterior elements are arranged to compliment the design of the Center. The building overlooks a 10-acre lake and a sensitive wetland preserve which provides a natural view of the surrounding area. Parking for 500 vehicles with future expansion to +600, is located on either side of the main entrance.
|Key Structural Components|
Post tensioned concrete slabs
Reinforced concrete vertical frame
Composite precast concrete joists
Architect: Schenkel Shultz Architecture
Structural Engineers: TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc.
New Construction: 151,000 GSF
Construction Cost: $15 Million