Fine Arts Classroom Building
Laredo Community College
Construction Start Date: June 2006
Construction End Date: July 2007
About the Project
This project is a new 100,000 square foot two-story facility for the expansion of the existing High School campus. The facility contains classrooms, computer rooms, band hall, choir and music ensemble rooms, sound recording facilities, as well as automotive and instructional welding facilities.
The Mechanical system is designed with 400 tons of chill water. Air handling units are designed as constant volume dual path units for control of humidity in the building. Duct silencers are designed for sound control in the band hall, choir, and music related rooms. A fume extraction system is designed for the vocational facilities.
The Electrical system is designed with an operating voltage of 277/480V, 3 Phase, 4 Wire. Lighting for the building is designed using T8/32W fluorescent lamps. Special systems include a sound recording system for the band hall and music ensemble areas, cable television (CATV) system, Public Address (PA) system, Fire Alarm system, as well as voice and data systems.
The Plumbing system is designed with a domestic hot water loop. The sewer system contained an oil separator for vocational classrooms. Other special systems include a compressed air system for the vocational classrooms.
Project Architect: Sepulveda Associates Architects, Inc.