Rich Hill FEMA Gymnasium and Commons Addition
Rich Hill, Missouri
Type: Additions and Renovations
Square Footage: 16,000 sf
Construction Cost: $2,400,000
Services Rendered: Architectural Design, FEMA Grant Assistance
This FEMA tornado safe room is a tremendous addition to the Rich Hill R-IV district. The plan features a 15,000 sf competition gymnasium. A connector space joins the existing school commons to the new safe room. In addition the added connector creates a secured entrance into the facility.
The competition gymnasium seats over 800 spectators and protects many more in the event of severe weather. The gym is a concrete dome structure and has a diameter of 140’. This is the third concrete dome structure that iDS has designed. The dome lends itself to FEMA safe rooms for a gymnasium application due to its inherent strength and ability to span long distances.
This project was completed in the Fall of 2015.