The Desert Hills Middle School, located in Kennewick, Washington, was recently given a 2017 Best Projects Merit Award from Engineering News-Record in the K-12 Education category for the ENR Northwest Region.
Lochsa Engineering provided the structural engineering services for the construction of this 2-story middle school. Opened in the fall of 2016, the 110,637 square foot building consists structurally of concrete foundations, CMU walls, steel, and steel stud framing. Special attention was given to the steel framing required to support the "F-shaped" windows, curved walls and curved roof structures.
Here at Lochsa we take great pride in all of our work, but we're especially proud of what we've been able to provide for the education industry in recent years. This award is a great motivator as we continue to innovate and support the development of future generations. Stay in school, kids!