Optima Engineering

Apex Friendship High School

Apex, NC

Project Summary

A brand new, 315,000 SF facility in Wake County, opened for the 2015-2016 school year.

Project Highlights

  • 315,000 SF
  • Theatrical Lighting
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • Efficient HVAC system design

The 315,000 SF high school is equipped with 111 classrooms, including chemistry labs, art & craft supporting spaces, culinary arts facility, an auditorium with more than 800 seats, a state-of-the-art media center, 2 gymnasiums, outdoor field track and basketball & tennis courts. Optima Engineering provided Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing systems based on the Wake County Ed specifications and Design Guidelines. Electrical design included theatrical lighting, and sound system for the auditorium and performance areas. All HVAC systems are designed to provide individual control of indoor conditions for all spaces in accordance with ASHRAE standard 55-2010. W here humidity control is desired (instrument storage area), zones are provided with humidistats, and systems are built for dehumidification capability.