HAAS HALL ACADEMY


The existing Lane Hotel was adapted and restored to provide a High School for 430 students and maintain it as a National Registered property.

Project Statement

Project Statement

The original hotel, known as "The Palace of the Ozarks", was a 5-story cast in place concrete structure, with an elevated terrace. A coffee shop, Hotel Manager's Apartment and kitchen were added later, but from 2005, the building was unoccupied. The school's program required a capacity of 430 students and preservation of Historic Architectural elements on the second floor and exterior. All existing MEP/Elevator systems would be replaced at 4 stories. Life safety concerns focused on building egress and meeting the structural requirement for the IBC Code. There were no interior fire stairs in the original structure and limited vertical circulation. Two enclosed fire stair towers and a building fire sprinkler system were added. Structural concerns were addressed by carbon fiber cloth and epoxy, reinforcing the cast in place columns and beams at their critical stress points. The fiber wrap system eliminated the need for continuous shear walls. Floors 1,3,4 & 5 are used for classrooms, student support and 35 teaching stations. Restoration focused on the second floor, removing/installing plaster ceilings and reinstalling original carved & painted redwood boxed beams after M/E and fire sprinkler installation. Oak panels, travertine marble floors, quarry tile floors and original light fixtures were restored. New aluminum clad wood windows were used, the cornice repaired, and it was re-roofed using the original clay roof tiles.

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