Cascade Middle School


The Cascade Middle School addition and modernization consists of a new two-story classroom, gymnasium, library, administration, cafeteria, and kitchen totaling 76,000 square feet, which was built within tight proximity to existing structures. Functional requirements dictated that site utilities had to remain in use throughout the duration of construction as well as during the renovation of existing classroom and boiler plant. Special structural solutions were required for liquefiable soil and renovation of a 1960s classroom building fraught with many undocumented renovations. Construction of the school consisted of masonry and structural steel, while existing renovations were accomplished with masonry, concrete, structural steel, and wood framing.