St. Louise Parish School has completed phase two of a master plan of redevelopment for the parish’s campus located in Bellevue, Washington. The 50,040-square-foot project was completed by Broderick Architects of Seattle, Washington using products from Vulcraft Group, a supplier of steel joists, steel joist girders and steel decking.
The school serves kindergarten through eighth grade students in a brand new two-story building. Contemporary and easily maintained materials that are compatible with the surrounding residential neighborhood were used for the project. The curved roof is a key design component of the building, and was made possible by the extensive use of Nucor LH curved top chord and sheet metal roofing. Steel trusses are featured in the foyer, library, second floor hallways and in several specialized second floor classrooms.
The project used the following steel joists: LH Joists, top hung, curved top chord and straight bottom chord. The cost of the Vulcraft/Verco materials ended up 20,267 dollars under budget.
For their work on the project, Broderick Architects was recognized as a winner of the 2014 NuHeights Design Awards by Vulcraft/Verco Group. The NuHeights Design Awards recognize outstanding design, architecture and the diverse applications of building with steel.