Project Description: The project was a complete replacement of the original Fuller ES on the same site. The project goals included a larger school, with more classroom spaces, and adding collaborative spaces throughout the facility.
Name at least one unique challenge associated with this project? There were several challenges for this project. Our client wanted practical, but fun spaces using shape combinations and color. Luminaires had to met requirements of form and function, not just be pretty fixtures. The design had to incorporate acoustic material and exceptional performance into the design.
The added benefits and performance of the acoustical materials were also supplemented by the safe and eco-friendly acoustical materials. Acoustic material and also eco-friendly material including 100% polyester containing up to 50% recycled plastic bottles (PET felt); moisture resistant. While behind mindful of a urface burning characteristics: ASTM E84 Class A with Flame spread: 0 & Smoke Development Index: 300.
What factors contributed to the success of this project? Our success on this project was due to the willingness of the design team to incorporate a new fixture type into the design. It was also important to do research to select an efficient, eco-friendly fixture with acceptable acoustic performance. It was important to coordinate color selections with the building finishes selected by the architect in each area. And finally we created interest by selecting different fixture styles and types in multiple spaces with varying colors.
Architect: Davis Kane Architects (Robert Stevenson, AIA)
Engineers: Dewberry Engineers Inc (Michael Younts, PE, LEED AP BD+C)
Lighting Design: Dewberry Engineers Inc (Pam Dupree)