A special 8-page spotlight on the Robert G. Hyre Community Learning Center appears in the December issue of Properties Magazine.Mike Coates Construction Company was the general contractor of this U-Shaped school designed by TC Architects. The school commands a stately presence with traditional architectural elements – detailed red brick, low gabled rooflines and decorative stone coursings and caps – while incorporating spacious, modern learning areas to accommodate today’s technology and security needs. The challenge was the intricacy of the masonry detail, according to Mike Coates Sr., president of Mike Coates Construction. The brickwork, self-performed by the company includes details such as peaked cast stone copings, brick quoins, parapets, roof caps and radius walls constructed using bricks of multiple sizes and colors, as well as architectural pre-cast. A variety of bond types and patterns added another element of complexity. “The community loves it, the teachers love it and the students love it,” said Principal Cynthia Wilhite. “We couldn’t ask for anything more.” The project photos in the story say one thing over and over again – quality workmanship. Click here to read the article and see photos. You can see more photos of this project by visiting our gallery.