2015 Projects

Austin ISD—Performing Arts Center

Austin ISD-Performing Arts Center

The Performing Arts Center is the first purpose-built, district-wide Fine Arts facility in the 134-year history of the school district. 11 years of planning, design, and construction resulted in a facility that houses four state-of-the-art venues serving more than 84,000 students from kindergarten through 12th grade in 129 schools, exemplifying the community and district’s commitment to making Fine Arts education available to all.

Belton ISD—North Belton Middle School

Belton ISD—North Belton Middle School

This is a new middle school facility for a rapidly growing suburban school district. Originally conceived as a resite, the school was designed as an original plan to address growth and changing needs.

Coppell ISD—Richard J. Lee Elementary

Coppell ISD—Richard J. Lee Elementary School

This new, compact, Net ZERO, 2 story transformational learning environment is visually open and makes excellent use of space. The client desired a nontraditional curriculum and the exterior expresses this unique plan. The design provides a variety of choices for task-focus or casual spaces, giving students responsibility for their own learning, while teachers facilitate. Instead of traditional classrooms, grades are organized into learning communities placed around a central collaboration space.

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD—David Anthony Middle School

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD—David Anthony Middle School

Site is shared with Elementary School; Full A/E Services provided.

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD—Pope Elementary

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD—Pope Elementary School

This project in a large fast growth district, was budgeted by the district as a prototype at $135/sf. However, it was decided a new design was warranted for the same value. Collaboration with the district’s curriculum & facilities staff prioritized objectives including taking advantage of the site; master planned community; design supported acoustically sound Pre-K/K classrooms & open concept older grade classrooms; integration of green concepts for teaching & learning; and designed for TX-CHPS.

Denison ISD–Denison High School

Denison ISD–Denison High School

New construction of a two-story, replacement High School including classrooms, library, cafeteria, three gymnasiums, a 640 seat Auditorium, fine art spaces, an Indoor Athletic Center, and out door baseball, softball, track, soccer and tennis facilities.

Grand Prairie ISD—Ellen Ochoa STEM Academy at Ben Milam Elementary

Grand Prairie ISD—Ellen Ochoa STEM Academy at Ben Milam Elementary

A new PK-5 STEM Academy. This project is a replacement school combining two existing campuses and an existing gymnasium was incorporated into the new design.

Harlingen CISD—School of Health Professions

Harlingen CISD—School of Health Professions

This is a new specialty school designed as a magnet school for attracting area students to health professions areas of study.

Houston Community College —San Jacinto Memorial High School

Houston Community College —San Jacinto Memorial High School

The scope of the project was to renovate the building, replace all MEP systems and restore the exterior of the building back to its original design. Additions include locker rooms, facilities, new stairs, new MEP and IT systems. Renovations include interior finishes, a state-of-the-art Cardio/Wellness Center, building components, and new modern energy efficient historically appropriate windows. The exterior two-tone masonry coating was removed, restoring the cast stone masonry and limestone.

Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD—Buinger Career & Technical Education Academy

Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD—Buinger Career & Technical Education Academy

Construction of a new Career and Technology Center replaced the district’s existing and aging facility. The new facility is located on the same site, adjacent to the former CTE building and on the site that housed the Transportation/Maintenance Department fronting the new highway expansion. Optimal technology, professional equipment and enhanced curriculum replicate real world environments providing students hands-on training for future professions.

Katy ISD—Robert R. Shaw Center for STEAM

Katy ISD—Robert R. Shaw Center for STEAM

The 24,000 SF new facility, is a free standing building adjacent to the districts’ Career and Technology Center. The building contains 8 project bays which act as design/build space for activities related to science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, and is designed for future expansion. Flex classroom space is provided for further collaboration and instruction, as well as a centralized high bay space for project testing and demonstrations, community events, and staff development.

Kingsville ISD—H.M. King High School

Kingsville ISD—H.M. King High School

The new 166,434 s.f. High School consisting of 9th thru 12th grade classrooms, computer and science labs, kitchen/cafetorium, media center, lecture hall, CATE labs, and administration offices is designed for 1250 students.

Klein ISD—Klein High School

Klein ISD—Klein High School

Multi-phased replacement of the original high school of 11 existing/unsecure buildings designed and constructed while classes remained in session. The multi-story design solution organized the HS under one roof, reducing building footprint by 60%. The student-centered environment is supported by flexible spaces that accommodate various teaching/learning modes, enhanced technology infrastructure/1:1 technology, and state-of-the-art hands-on facilities for athletics, fine arts & CATE.

Lake Travis ISD—Lake Travis Middle School

Lake Travis ISD—Lake Travis Middle School

The New Lake Travis Middle School is a 1,200 student middle school campus based on 21st Century Learning techniques.

Lewisville ISD—Flower Mound High School 9th Grade Campus

Lewisville ISD—Flower Mound High School 9th Grade Campus

Upgrades were needed at the existing campus in order to bring the buildings up to code, including new fire alarm systems and vault improvements. It also included upgrades to the existing high school, based on new technology and instructional goals of the district. Some of these improvements included, expansion of the existing cafeteria to allow for larger capacity, furniture for the new cafeteria areas, and deployment of wireless access systems with associated infrastructure for the existing HS.

Lewisville ISD—Marcus High School

Lewisville ISD—Marcus High School

 

Little Elm ISD—Prestwick STEM Academy

Little Elm ISD—Prestwick STEM Academy

A rapidly growing District sought to relieve exceeding capacities of its elementary and middle school facilities by creating a new K-8 Academy. The vision was to introduce STEM curriculum and 21st Century learning to the historically rural, now suburban community, and redefine learning to create future global leaders. The result is a compact 2-story and highly efficient learning environment with flexible and adaptable spaces that offer the learner multiple learning venues throughout the day.

Livingston ISD—Livingston Intermediate School

Livingston ISD—Livingston Intermediate School

The project’s scope converted a 1970s high school into a 4-5 campus from the inside-out without adding square footage or changing the building’s footprint. To best serve young learners, classrooms were reorganized by grade and all physical surfaces were replaced. Core spaces were relocated and renovated for greater functionality. Driveways were separated and loading areas were expanded and covered with extra-wide canopies to improve safety and traffic flow, while enhancing campus appearance.

Lytle ISD—Lytle Elementary

Lytle ISD—Lytle Elementary School

Located in small rural district, project includes total renovation of existing elementary of 53,000-square feet and the addition of 15,000-square feet of space. School is designed as an open, collaborative learning environment, which includes utilizing the enhanced technological and sustainable features to further the educational experience.

Midlothian ISD—Midlothian Heritage High School

Midlothian ISD—Midlothian Heritage High School

This project is Phase I of a new comprehensive high school. This is the 2nd high school in the district and is designed for an initial capacity of 1,000, with core facilities planned for 2,200. Starting with 9th grade only, a grade level will be added each year. Additions were planned to minimize the impact on the existing building. A unique feature is the “World-Class Cafetorium” which serves as a cafeteria, auditorium, black box theater, band practice facility and drama classroom.

Northside ISD—Dr. Joe J. Bernal Middle School

Northside ISD—Dr. Joe J. Bernal Middle School New middle school for 1200 students, expandable to 1500.

Pasadena ISD—Dr. Kirk Lewis Career and Technical High School

Pasadena ISD—Dr. Kirk Lewis Career and Technical High School

New facility; All A/E Services; FF&E Consulting

Round Rock ISD—Success High School

Round Rock ISD—Success High School

Serving students who desire acceleration, need evening classes to fit their personal schedules, or are in at-risk situations, this high school provides maximum flexibility to support varying curriculum and class sizes. Academic spaces feature integrated labs, design studios with operable partitions, and small group rooms. The campus includes food service, athletic facilities and a childcare center, which doubles as a teaching component for an Early Childhood Education curriculum.

Seagraves ISD—Seagraves Elementary

Seagraves ISD—Seagraves Elementary

This District realized the need to reach students in a different way that their old building could not support . A majority of these students face socioeconomic challenges. The drive for a new building was student centered – to get a school that both facilitated and celebrated engagement in the learning process. The new classrooms are focused on student discovery, collaboration and experimentation, and a sharp focus on critical thinking and problem solving.

Seminole ISD—Seminole Performing Arts Center

Seminole ISD—Seminole Performing Arts Center

The Performing Arts Center (PAC) project is primarily the addition of a 935-seat auditorium along with a black box theater, scene shop, band hall and music practice rooms. Serving a small community with a population just over 7,000 – the size and scope of the PAC has had a profound impact on the community and serves as a true landmark gateway. The project also included a classroom addition and renovation.

Spring Branch ISD—Valley Oaks Elementary

Spring Branch ISD—Valley Oaks Elementary School

Demo of old building and addition of new building