Fort Wayne Community Schools
Fort Wayne, Indiana


Highlighted Projects


Northridge HS


North Side HS


John Adams HS


Bishop Dwenger HS


James Madison MS


Homer ES




Notre Dame

Culver Academy


NACS Natatorium


FWCS Plant Improvements

Northrop Lighting Study

Lake Hills Elemtary


Brandywine HS


Snider HS Baseball Field

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382,000 sq. ft.
$39M Construction Cost
Completed December 2005
SCO provided…
Land Surveying
SchenkelShultz Architecture


The development of the project within an existing urban setting adjacent to several adjoining neighborhoods presented unique opportunities during the site
design.  Perhaps the greatest challenge in the development of the project related to the necessity to provide stormwater detention facilities within a congested and compact area. 

In order to meet the challenging parameters of the project, a unique underground detention system that had never been used in this region was presented and subsequently approved for use by the municipality.  The selected stormwater detention system incorporates the installation of nearly 3,800 lineal feet of 60” diameter storm sewer piping laid within an area measuring 100 feet by 320 feet.  The underground storm sewer system provides 2.3 acre-feet of stormwater volume that ultimately provides stormwater detention for the 13.8 acre developed site.  Unlike most underground stormwater detention systems, the selected system eliminates the traditional backfill between the piping allowing the overall footprint of the system to be significantly reduced providing an efficient and practical solution to this common problem.