Harris Street Community Center and Library

Location: Breckenridge, CO
Budget: $9M
Structural and Civil Engineering

Project Description

Originally constructed as a schoolhouse in 1909, this two-story brick building with a walkout basement underwent a comprehensive rehabilitation and transformation in the 2010s. The building was adaptively reused as a community center and library and included a theater addition. JVA’s structural department was charged with strengthening deficiencies in the building’s roof framing system in part due to the large snow loads associated with the alpine environment, as well as bolstering the structure’s gravity framing and foundations to accommodate the change in use and significant modifications to the interior bearing walls that open up the spaces. The building features exposed timber trusses that were retrofitted with steel tie rods and jacketing. The existing concrete footings were strategically strengthened via micropile underpins.

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