Averill Park Central Schools
To keep up with expanding enrollment, 8 new additions were designed for the Averill Park Central School District in Averill Park, NY, including a gymnasium addition, cafeteria addition and three additions housing classrooms for Algonquin Middle School, and an orchestra room and a pair of classroom additions for Averill Park High School. The additions total over 40,000 sq. ft. and were constructed for under $15 million.
The additions are steel framed with composite steel and concrete elevated floor slabs. Special steel trusses were designed to support elevated storage for wrestling mats and athletic equipment in the gymnasium addition. Framing to resist lateral loading from wind was designed to utilize a combination of masonry shear walls and moment frames, with steel cross-braced frames employed in the gymnasium. To avoid potential settlement of portions of the existing schools during the new construction, existing concrete footings were shored and underpinned for stability.
Ryan Preston served as project engineer for the design of these additions while employed at the DiSalvo Ericson Group in Ridgefield, CT.