Harker Science & Technology
The Harker School, in San Jose was unique for Olson – it involved attaching structural steel to tilt up concrete panels for a new science and technology building. Fine attention to detail was needed to ensure that the close to 1000 embeds (connections) that were placed in the concrete prior to pouring the panels were accurate. Coordination with the concrete contractor was crucial to the efficiency of the project. One of the architectural centerpieces is the steel and glass rotunda, which consists of seven tiers of fifty foot AESS tube rings with diagonal spokes, all successfully assembled and installed in the field.