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November 10, 2016
Mason contractor: Fairweather Masonry
Architect: NAC Architecture
Owner: Auburn School District
General contractor: Lydig Construction
Masonry supplier: Mutual Materials, Basalite Concrete Products
Auburn High School, built in the 1950s, was ready for a modernization. The project included demolition of old buildings, the modernization of the Performing Arts Center and auto shop, and the construction of a new main campus building that houses Auburn’s 3,000-plus students.
All the buildings are now under one roof designed to maximize energy efficiency.
The new school has a timeless three-brick-blend veneer that creates a connection to the original historic high school. The building systems include a liquid membrane air barrier screen and thermal displacement ventilation.
The brick masonry and CMU design was chosen to highlight the warmth of traditional brick while reflecting the modern urban design, and provide much-needed durability. Locally manufactured precast bands in beige tones provide strong, naturally colored contrasts.
The completed project will provide the Auburn community with an attractive, energy-efficient, cost-effective and technologically advanced building that will help prepare its students for the 21st century.