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Vanguard Academy

Real World Learning: Moses Lake school offers project-based learning

involving collaborative group learning and a focus on professional trade skills. Instead of traditional classrooms and corridors, the facility includes an interactive commons area called the Marketplace for seminar-type learning, which can be modified into smaller “breakout” spaces. The second floor includes a music lab, arts studio, and fitness area. The academy can accommodate 700 to 900 students.

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Location:
Moses Lake, Washington
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Square Feet:
134,000
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Stories:
2
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Service:
Structural
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Industries:
PK-12
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Primary Material:
Concrete, Steel

Project Highlights

  • Steel braced frames create long-span open areas for the school’s Marketplace and shared common spaces.
  • When the design for the second floor changed to include large tiles, the engineers modified the floor design to accommodate loads for the added weight of leveling compound.
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Craig T. Crowley

COO/Vice President, Spokane

PE, SE, LEED AP

I’ve always appreciated the ‘work hard/play hard’ mentality at DCI, the team approach to determining innovative and cost-effective design and helping our clients achieve successful projects. I also cherish the many friendships that I’ve been so lucky to find with our clients, employees, and other consultants within the construction industry.”

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