Archive for January, 2011

Dome installed on new Jenks High School Math & Science Building

Friday, January 21st, 2011

JENKS, Okla. – The Jenks High School Math and Science Building became one of the highest points on the school’s campus and in the City of Jenks when the building’s dome structure was installed today by Manhattan Construction Co.  When the project is complete, the dome will house a sophisticated planetarium.  The dome was assembled on the ground before a 250-ton crane hoisted it into its final location. The dome is a major architectural feature of the building and reaches an elevation of 70’ above the entry level. The geodesic dome is 65’-8” diameter and 25’-8” tall and weighs 10,300 lbs.

The Jenks Math and Science Building is a new 90,000 square-foot facility comprised of eight math classrooms and fourteen science classrooms/labs. The building includes teacher work rooms and a campus nurse area. Located on the third floor is a large presentation room and state-of-the-art planetarium. Other features of this facility include four science prep rooms with fume hoods and water purification systems, four 50’ wind turbines that are tied to the building’s electrical grid, and geothermal energy to heat and cool the building. The building is LEED© registered and the project team is seeking LEED Silver certification. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings.

The project was designed by GH2 Architects, LLC of Tulsa and TMP Architecture of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  Manhattan Construction Co. is the Construction Manager.

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