Dodge County High School
Eastman, Georgia, U.S.
The primary goal for the new Dodge
County High School was to facilitate student growth, update technology, and relocate an existing aging high school to a
newer facility. The new school consists of
six single-story building wings with a two-story gymnasium wing connecting them.
The central core building includes administrative offices, media center, kitchen, and
cafeteria. It is connected by covered walkways to each instructional wing, allowing
visual access to each major corridor from a
single point in the commons area, directly
adjacent to the administrative offices.
Bentley Architecture provided Southern
A&E with an efficient and productive way
to produce floor plans, reflected-ceiling
plans, roof plans, elevations, and sections
through the built-in Extraction Manager.
The result was increased production and
cost savings for the client. The architect
used MicroStation to visualize the project
during the design phase and to make choic-
es related to form and massing of the build-
ing’s elements. The renderings allowed com-
munication with the client and facilitated
better input on brick color and roof choice
by changing materials and re-rendering. ;
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Forest Hills Public Schools
Fine Arts Center
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
The Forest Hills Community Fine Arts
Center will be more than a high-school audi-
torium. It will be a true community center
for culture and education. The multi-pur-
pose facility will host senior citizen classes,
club meetings, banquets, art shows, concerts
and plays from the district’s many schools.
With Integrated Architecture’s leadership
and encouragement, the center will also be
green. It is designed to achieve a U.S. Green
Building Council Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design (LEED) rating.
Integrated Architecture uses Bentley’s
Enterprise License Subscription, giving it
access to all Bentley software. The company’s excellence in 3D technology and virtual
imaging turns concept into reality before
the structure is built. The use of 3D models
with MicroStation TriForma allows for the
exploration of design together with clients,
and results in reducing construction conflicts that come from piping and other engineering issues.
The use of
has seamlessly linked
the design and production departments,
allowing for greater
consistency with the
execution of designs
and saving both
money and time while
improving the finished