Value

Efficiency, adaptability, flexibility, shared use, cost of ownership, use of materials, and life-cycle cost are some of the considerations in providing building intelligibility and enhanced value. Describe specifically how this project provides enhanced value.

Arlington ISD—Dan Dipert Career + Technical Center

Arlington ISD—Dan Dipert Career + Technical Center

The school is organized by 18 academies which have large expanses of glass between the open collaboration spaces putting education on display. This idea of showcasing education in the various academies is intended to foster mutual enrichment between the different programs and expose students to careers they may have never considered for themselves, in a corporate campus environment

Houston ISD—Milby High School

Houston ISD—Milby High School

Houston Independent School District’s Milby High School is a new facility surrounding and preserving a 1926 historically significant structure. The design incorporates 40,000-sf of renovation with 227,000 sf of new construction. The building program incorporates eight CTE programs that focus on project based, hands-on and linked learning. Site amenities include baseball, softball, soccer, football and practice fields, tennis courts and a walking track along the perimeter.

Irving ISD—Elise Walker Outdoor Learning Center

A unique partnership between the District, the City, and nearby Community College to realize a vision for a center where hands-on environmental education is made possible. The Outdoor Learning Center provides unique learning opportunities for students and faculty. Every indoor and outdoor space was designed to allow flexible use by multiple users. The 25-acre outdoor classroom allows students to explore as they journey through the trail system to study ecosystems, habitats and food chains.

Manor ISD—New Tech Middle School

This new middle school is part of the New Tech network, utilizing a Project Based Learning pedagogy. Discussions with the planning committee indicated that the design must accommodate a variety of group sizes and activities ranging from quiet, solo study to loud, group work. An open design will accomplish this flexibly, furnished with mobile tables, chairs and whiteboards. This is a new comprehensive, three-level school with a total area of 120,000 sf in phase one and 8,000 sf in phase two.