DaVinci Academy of Arts & Science
Molin produced the precast and prestressed concrete products for the DaVinci Academy of Arts & Science located in Ham Lake, MN
Molin produced the precast and prestressed concrete products for the DaVinci Academy of Arts & Science located in Ham Lake, MN. The precast scope included; 350 lineal feet of precast columns, 500 lineal feet of prestressed beams, 46,600 square feet of Hollow Core, and 76,500 square feet of insulated and non-insulated structural precast wall panels. Molin’s early involvement in the design development stages of this project provided efficient layout recommendations for the beam and columns as well as structural connections.
One of the design challenges was a bearing wall between the classroom and common areas. The wall supports two levels of 16″ hollow core spanning 55′ and also supports the roof. With the design intent to have this area as open as possible at the first level, Molin’s solution was re-supporting the bearing wall using a series of openings within the precast walls, spandrel panels and beams and columns that opened up the space without altering with the architectural aesthetics. A 14’ diameter school logo is etched into the precast wall panels near the main entrance.