Norris Elementary School

Coffman is the structural engineer of record and fire protection engineer for the new, 120,000 sf Norris Elementary School in Bakersfield, California. The Division of the State Architect (DSA)-approved project consists of a one-story Type V-B elementary school with approximately 70,000 sf of interior conditioned space and 50,000 sf of exterior covered space requiring sprinkler protection. The school consists of seven separate functional spaces connected with exterior canopies and roof structures. Spaces include classrooms, offices, a library, a cafeteria, and a multi-purpose room. The anticipated start of construction is yet to be determined.

Photo credit: PJHM Architects


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