Atlanta :

Hartford :

Global Impact Academy

Honors and Recognition

First Place 2013 AGC Build Georgia Award

2013 AGC Best Sustainable Practices Award

Best Large Healthcare Project-IIDA Georgia Chapter

PES provided the structural design for Global Impact Academy, a new 147,319 square foot, three-story STEM high school for Fulton County Schools. The structural system of the facility consists of steel framing, elevated composite steel slabs, steel joist and pre-engineered cold-formed steel trussed roofing, infilled CMU and metal stud walls, and slab-on-grade supported by shallow foundations on an aggregate pier foundation system. The public STEM school provides students with access to cutting-edge amenities, like high-tech laboratories, medical simulation facilities, and a game design and VR hub created to foster inventive ideas and problem-solving techniques. Collaboration pods feature operable partitions for group learning, and independent classrooms are available to encourage team building and support design thinking among students.

Owner : Fulton County Schools
Architect : Cooper Carry
Contractor : Winter Construction
Location : Fairburn, GA
Completion : August 2021
Budget : $48.5 Million