Hamlin Robinson School
Making Everything Count: Cost-effective designs for schools
DCI Engineers’ ability to keep cost and efficiency at the forefront of structural design was key to the success of the Hamlin Robinson School, a private institution for children with dyslexia and other language-based learning difficulties.
- The state of the art facility has 21 classrooms, a two-story library, art and music rooms, a gym and technology lab, providing a permanent home for an institution that had been leasing space for most of its 30 years of existence.
- The floors were constructed with composite steel beams with a concrete over metal deck slab. The roof was metal deck over open web steel joists. Special steel-braced frames provided lateral support.
- The school’s design is carried by the library space, which features two stories of large windows, maximizing natural light.
- DCI accommodated the project’s tight budget and constrained construction schedule with a simple and efficient column layout that maximized interior space and minimized material costs.