Tillamook Seventh-Day Adventist Academy, Tillamook, Oregon

MCE designed a new, 28,600-square-foot school utilizing wood and CMU bearing walls and shearwalls. The 8” CMU gymnasium walls are based on slender wall design due to the height of the walls and field conditions. Not only did the CMU core walls serve as the primary lateral force resisting elements for the building, but it also serves as a fire separation wall. Particular care was used in the design of the foundation of the school given the poor soils at the site. A thickened plate design was used to spread concentrated loads to the soil and float on top of the soils.