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Centennial Arts Center

2015 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Educational Division

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The Centennial Arts Center is an iconic commitment to the arts that merges the existing historic architectural form while utilizing a different construction method of thin brick concrete tilt panels to express the overall style of the building.

Community School was founded in 1914 and focused on nurturing each child holistically while recognizing individuality. The school was built in a residential neighborhood and has arrived at a major milestone in its history by its dedication to this method of development in children.

The celebration of the centennial through a built environment to the arts demonstrates the excitement Community School embodies about this paradigm. This expansion of Drama, Band, Art, Music and Performance reaffirms this commitment to the arts and provides a state of the art facility to share this commitment with friends, family and the surrounding community.

The Performance space demonstrates a concept of flexibility that allows for a Proscenium stage presence as well as In-The-Round performances. This 5,200-square-foot space also alleviates logistical pressures caused by the dynamics of multiple functions occurring in different parts of the school. These functions can now occur in one location and allow for learning to occur in the space that houses the final product of this dedication to mind.

Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
17,800 sq ft
(1,654 sq m)
Project Footprint
11,000 sq ft
(1,022 sq m)
Tallest Panel
32 ft 10 in
(10.01 m)
Widest Panel
23 ft 11 in
(7.30 m)
Heaviest Panel
53,900 lbs
(24,449 kg)

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Founded in 1986, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) strives to improve the quality and acceptance of site-cast Tilt-Up construction, a method in which concrete wall panels are cast on-site and tilted into place. Tilt-Up construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, combining the advantages of reasonable cost with low maintenance, durability, speed of construction and minimal capital investment. At least 10,000 buildings, enclosing more than 650 million square feet, are constructed each year using this construction method.

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