The Bicycle Recycle program at Seven Hills Middle School was established to provide students with the opportunity for hands-on learning of basic mechanical skills. The after-school program encourages problem-solving and promotes the value of recycling. Students can bring their own bicycles to work on, and also repair donated bicycles that are given to needy people in the community. In 2010, an anonymous donor provided the school with a generous grant to construct a new workshop for the program.
M. Neils established electrical and lighting design requirements for the construction of a new modular workshop building and storage garage, including efficient lighting systems, power distribution, phone, data, TV, security, public annunciation and provisions for a future projection system. The firm also designed power feeders from the existing distribution system to the new building, as well as electrical site work and additions to the existing fire alarm, voice/data and video cabling, clock/bell, PA and intrusion alarm systems.
The interior lighting system is direct/indirect fluorescent luminaires, selected to highlight the structural components of the ceiling and to provide high-quality diffuse general lighting. The system provides for bi-level control, with separate control for the first two rows to provide for a planned smartboard at the front of the classroom. Additionally, separate control is provided for two rows at the side of the building to take advantage of daylight. High-efficiency, full-cutoff HID luminaires provide exterior lighting for the building.
- Electrical Engineering
- Low Voltage Systems
- Lighting Design
Architect: Hibser Yamauchi Architects
Cost: $1.4 million