Project Name: Chippewa School District
Owner: Chippewa Jr./Sr. High School
Architect: Hasenstab Architects
Construction Manager: C.T. Taylor Construction
Scope: Materials & Installation of Educational Casework, Lab Casework, Telescopic Bleachers, and Auditorium Seating
Completion: August 2018
The February 2019 edition of Properties Magazine featured Chippewa School District’s new Jr./Sr. High School, describing the new build as a showcase for the community. The new building is a sleek modern design with historical elements, including the original High School stone sign from 1909 and the original cast bronze 700-pound school bell on display by the gymnasium entrance.
Farnham Equipment Company’s role in the build included supplying and installing Stevens Industries Casework throughout the building with notable solid surface table assemblies in the cafeteria, framing the space that overlooks the new gymnasium. Color selections for the Plastic Laminate Casework included: Elemental Stone, Loft Oak, Portico Marble, Silver Birch, Cobalt, and Oyster Shell. Finishes included the traditional 5-Knuckle Nickel Hinges and Bentwire Nickel Pulls.
Hussey Seating Company Telescopic Bleachers were installed in the new gymnasium with a unique exit feature. Patrons are able to exit down the bleacher steps or by going to the top tier and exiting through a glass overhead door into the dining area. The two bleacher banks are wall attached with Hussey’s 301-Blue Courtside Seats and Black Rails. Chippewa also took advantage of the ease of setup option with Auto-Rotating Aisle Rails on each bank.
Hussey’s Quattro Traditional Auditorium Seating featuring Culp Winslow Fabric in Blue Chip with Graphite Plastic panels and wood armrests. Both the auditorium and the gymnasium, along with the district’s soccer field, we all designed with the intention of expanded community use, sharing space when the district isn’t using it.
Thanks to you and your crew for a very well done project.
– Bill Conner, owner and Theatre Consultant, of Bill Conner Associates, LLC
For more photos and a project backstory, visit Properties Magazine to review the February 2019 edition.