SIP School Gymnasium Chatsworth CA

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Project Information

Project Type: Commercial, Other Commercial
Manufacturer: Premier Building Systems
Builder: Del Amo Construction (SIPS Installed by Durst Builders Inc)
Design Professional: Parallax Architecture
Year Built: 2023


High Performance: No
HERS/EUI Index Score:
ACH50 - Blower Test Results:
CO2 lbs./sq.ft./year:

Building use: A long, barn-like structure with an open, wood-clad colonnade, Sierra Canyon's new multipurpose center is designed to express the site's agricultural heritage and recall the Private School's school's historic origin as a country day camp.

How did SIP construction help you get this job? Title 24 compliance! Energy Efficiency, speed of construction, function and aesthetic for acoustically tuned exposed interior ceiling needs for use as performance center for K-5 campus.

SIP wall thickness: 8”

SIP roof thickness: 8”

Describe the benefits of using SIPs on this project. Did SIPs help save time, labor, construction costs, or energy? Energy savings for operational costs and long term school savings (and energy code compliance Title 24), as well as acoustic needs for using space as a performance event center. Speed of construction was also key for getting student occupancy for Fall 2023 facility use.

Describe any innovative design elements or structural engineering involved: With interior features and details tailored to support sporting events, class performances, and all-school assemblies, this highly flexible space easily transforms to serve a variety of purposes. The use of trusses and SIPS enabled the large space to be designed with the ultimate flexibility in mind: Exposed Wood Trusses + SIPS for Acoustically-Tuned Ceiling 

Please list any certifications the project received, such as ENERGY STAR, LEED, National Green Building Standard, WELL, Passive House, Green Globes or local green building programs: Title 24 compliance. 

HVAC: 2-Stage HVAC System

Describe any other energy-saving materials used in the building envelope other than SIPs. List U-values of windows used and the U or R-value of any insulation materials: 
Operable Triple Paned Windows

Please list any energy-efficient products or design features, such as lighting, hot water heating, appliances, passive sola: 
High-Efficiency Programmable LED Lighting

Please list any sustainable materials or design features not listed above, such as recycled materials, low-VOC finishes, landscaping, etc.: Title 24 requires all Low/NO VOC finishes.

Any additional comments on the project: The school campus including additional buildings on the upper campus (all constructed by Del Amo Construction) was rated as one of the most imaginative, unique, innovative and dynamic projects in Southern California by the Association of General Contractors and won American Libraries Magazine’s Library Design Showcase.


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