The Calvary Christian School is located on 13 acres on land in Indianapolis, Indiana and owned by Calvary Tabernacle. The four-building project was completed in June 2007.
The state-of-the-art facility is 67,100 square feet and will eventually total 112,000 square feet on two floors. Ultimately, the school will have the capacity to accommodate more than 800 students.
The first floor contains a large gymnasium which can be configured three different ways—as a 2,100 seat auditorium, as a 530 telescopic bleacher seat double basketball court, and lastly as a 1,154 single-court arena with spectator seats. Also included on the first floor are administration areas, nine spacious classrooms, an Art and Science classroom, a Practical Arts classroom, a two-story library/media center, a 280-seat chapel/music/choir room, a 222-seat cafeteria and a café for parents and teachers.
Although, some of the space on the second floor is presently unfinished (8,518 sq. ft.), it houses ten spacious classrooms, a computer lab, administration offices, nurse’s room, audio/video room and a lounge over looking the gymnasium.
The goal of the project was to create an outstanding facility with an impressive presence in the community. To achieve this result, the main structure used a traditional single slope and a curved roof for the entryways. All the structural framing, metal panels and trim were furnished by Metallic Building Company, Houston, TX, including the curved roof, the sloped roof, the cantilevered canopies and the parapet framing. Along with its varying roof slopes, the structure's exterior appearance is derived through a combination of materials including metal walls, masonry, glass and an exterior insulation and finish sytem (EIFS).
Omega Church Consultants designed the school while Eden Enterprises served as the general contractor. Mid-States Erectors was the metal builder/erector.
Overall, the pre-engineered metal building system allowed for flexibility in the exceptional project design and assures the life span of the roof and lower cost of maintenance for the standing roof system–making them good budget-minded choices.