Project Overview: The building consists of a new 94,500sf Junior Senior High School serving the Knik area. Program includes Classrooms, Art, Music, Career Training, Gymnasiums, Commons and Administrative areas. Sitework includes parking areas, bus drop off, soccer practice field, rubberized athletic track and turf football stadium, baseball and softball fields and a 210,000ga water tank for fire service. The design contract was completed quickly and engaged the contractor early on to ensure a 2015 opening.
The facility was designed to be very energy efficient and sustainable, becoming the first building in Alaska to be Certified with EPA’s “Designed to meet the Energy Star” program and the first CHPS Designed School. The facility is designed to provide over 40% energy savings when compared to a standard code building. Some of the energy saving measures include additional roof and wall insulation, high efficiency windows, high‐efficiency condensing modulating boilers and on-demand hot water.
Redington Jr/Sr high school
Cover Photo Credit: Photo provided by Wolf Architecture, Inc.
Location: Wasilla, AK
Cost: $46.5 Million
Scope: 107,000 Square Feet
Cost Per Square Foot: $219
Project Type: Junior Senior High School
Construction Type: Steel frame
Architects: Wolf Architecture, Inc.
Contractor: Collins Construction
Civil/Structural Engineer: PND Engineers
Mechanical/ Electrical Engineer: RSA Engineering
Certification Highlights: First US-CHPS and Alaska project to achieve CHPS Designed. Designed to meet LEED Gold standards.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY -High-efficiency boilers run at lower condensing temperatures for high 93% efficiency
SITE MATERIALS - Approximately 50% of the materials for the project are recycled (30%), local (10%), certified wood (54%) or biobased materials.
WASTE MANAGEMENT - Over 75% of the construction waste was recycled, totaling 1200 cubic yards
Mat-su Borough District,Wasilla, AK
Collaborative for High Performance Schools
PO Box 19967
Sacramento, CA 95819
Sustainable Design Elements