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Casey Middle School Facade Retention

The Casey Middle School Design Advisory Team decided to build a new replacement school that retained two prominent brick masonry walls from the original 1924 building. JVA’s structural team collaborated with Anderson Hallas Architects to assess the existing masonry and develop a cost-effective means to temporarily shore the walls that facilitated demolition of the interior concrete and wood framed building. The three-story walls would have to be temporarily shored to withstand 130 mph winds during demolition and construction over a six-month period. The completed structural shoring frame provided permanent support to these walls, but the connections allowed for differential movement.

Location: Boulder, CO

Budget: $24.7M

Square Feet: 106,500