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Team Tindall takes People's Choice for 2022 Project Precast

The students on Team Tindall designed a safe room for Daniel Young elementary school that focused on responding to the existing vernacular of the already existing structures. Vertical repetition in the precast panels showcased similar forms found in the façade of the current elementary’s main entrance. Aggregate and concrete colors were chosen to pull out colors of both the mixed brick façade and grouting work seen in the building. UHPC concrete was also used to create a wave-like threshold for younger students to walk through upon their drop off at school. Each detail was added to enhance the experience for younger children, including a WOW factor using glow-in-the-dark aggregates in the school’s dolphin logo. Glowing particles are exposed through sand blasting to allow for a whimsical lighted effect for students living in and around the neighborhood.