Karpinski Engineering was selected as the MEP engineers for the new Youngstown East High School, part of Youngstown's district-wide school facilities upgrade. Built into a hillside, the 220,000-SF, three-story building includes a performing arts theater, student commons area, two gymnasiums, and several classrooms. Due to the site orientation, rooftop equipment was minimized to improve building aesthetics. This $24 million project was designed and constructed according to the Ohio School Facilities Commission's standards.
As part of the performing arts theater, a 1,000-seat auditorium includes a theatrical quality stage with fly tower, stage rigging, theatrical quality lighting and controls. The HVAC system controls the indoor environment based upon temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide levels (a surrogate of occupancy) in the theater. The HVAC system is designed to minimize noise created by the air distribution system, maintaining the maximum environmental quality possible.
Completion Date: 2007
Project Cost: $24,000,000.00
Square Footage: 220,000
Name: Youngstown East High School