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Lighthouse For Children

Location: Fresno, CA
Architect: The Taylor Group Architects
Square Footage: 43,000 SF
Estimated Cost: $10,000,000
Software Used: Revit 2013, RAM Structural System, RISA 3D


Structural steel wide flange and tube columns support steel wide flange beams making up the gravity framing system.  Floor decks are lightweight concrete over metal deck.  Lateral loads are resisted using Special Moment Resisting Frames for the majority of the building, with braced frames providing resistance at the entry tower.

Project Highlights:

Lighthouse for Children is a three story building in the heart of downtown Fresno.  The building features classrooms and a childcare center on the first floor, faculty offices on the second, and meeting space on the third.  The project will serve the Fresno community for years to come by providing many different programs for children under the First 5 program.

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