Henry Sibley High School Aquatics

Location:Mendota Heights, MN
Contractor:Construction Results Corporation
Architect:LSE Architects, Inc.
Engineer:Ericksen Roed and Associates, Inc.
Owner:ISD #197 – West St. Paul / Mendota Heights-Eagan

With the City of Mendota Heights’ blessings, a new aquatics center is currently under construction at Henry Sibley High School. The 21,000-square-foot aquatics center is part of a $117 million overhaul of district buildings that was approved by voters last year.

Wells is currently erecting precast concrete members for the new center, more than 40,000 sq. ft. of product was manufactured.  The architectural insulated wall panel façade shows a unique blend of acid etch, sandblast, and waterwash finishes adding a reveal to tie the design all together.  Inside the center, hollowcore, double tees, wall panels and solid slabs support the building with the addition of stadia awaiting spectators at the new center.

A design challenge that comes up in this type of project is how to create the needed long-span areas, such as gymnasiums and pools.  A solution for this is to use hollowcore slabs and double tees, which span long spaces to minimize or eliminate columns where needed.

For more information on this project, please contact Rick Ostgard.