Enochs High School in Modesto, Calif. Courtesy Darden Architects.
Enochs High School is new high school campus consisting of 14 buildings enclosing a total area of 270,000 square feet. The academic and science classrooms are housed in three two-story structures. There is a 23,000-square-foot gymnasium with adjacent ancillary buildings, including dressing rooms and a concession facility. Other one-story buildings, some with multi-level and barrel vaulted roofs, house the cafeteria, multi-purpose room, administration areas, media center, performing arts, home economics, and industrial arts.
The framing for all structures consists of structural steel beams and columns with concrete-filled metal deck diaphragms and special concentric braced frames. The gymnasium barrel vaulted roof features custom-designed long-span steel tri-chord trusses. Other buildings feature special sunscreen, pilaster, and mechanical chase framing. The exterior enclosure consists of metal stud walls with stucco and thin-set brick finishes.
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