Philip Simmons High School

2017 Design Award Winner

Charleston, SC

Structural Engineer
ADC Engineering, Inc.

McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture

Steel Joist Manufacturer
Canam Steel Corporation

Steel Fabricator
D & T Steel, Inc.

Philip Simmons High School is a new school in Berkeley County, Charleston, South Carolina. The project covers 214,000 SF and includes 275 tons of joist and joist girders, features 120″ deep joist girders spanning 118′-0″, 100″ deep double pitched top chord “gable” joist spanning 60′-0″ and KCS joist in addition to sloping parallel chord underslung joist. The use of sloping joist and double pitched top chord joists offered the architect the ability to design high and low roofs that blend with the architecture style of the Charleston area.