Phase I of the master plan for Frontier Middle School includes 66,400 square feet on a 25.3-acre site. Site improvements included excavation and soil treatment, circulation drives, parking and basic landscaping. The new middle school includes both standard and specialty classrooms, an administration suite, multipurpose room/cafeteria, full food service, library CAPACITY350COST PER SQ FT$143.82FEATURED IN2006 Architectural Portfolio special-education classrooms. The building is a combination of single-story and two-story classroom sections.
The structure incorporates a steel-frame superstructure, low-slope steel bar joists, metal roof deck, rigid insulation and single-ply roofing. Exterior walls are metal studs, sheathing, insulation, brick and split/ground-face masonry and painted drywall finish. Entrance canopies are standing-seam metal roofing. Interior finishes include VCT and acoustical ceiling tile.
Building systems include an HVAC system with water-cooled towers, chillers, gas-fired, hot-water boilers, and variable-air-volume boxes with PC-based temperature controls. Electrical power, fluorescent lighting and a data network with ports throughout were included. The building is equipped with fire sprinklers. Building systems are designed to accommodate phase I, as well as future phased expansions.