The authenticity, relevancy and the context of place and function are unique considerations for each project. Describe how this project reflects, defines, and creates a sense of place in context of its location and function.
|Allen ISD—Allen STEAM Center
This innovative facility solved community needs and enrollment growth while looking to the horizon for determining future student interests and skills. A total shift in culture occurred with an explosion of STEAM interest across the district. Inspired by industries and growing career needs, the facility serves high school students and provides studios for K-8th grade experiential learning. The rich site provides trails, wetland zone, and natural creek, all expected daily learning environments.
|Dallas ISD—Woodrow Wilson High School
The new addition blends with the 2012 addition and takes architectural cues from and remains sensitive to the historic original structure. The three-story classroom addition provides 24 teaching spaces, a new competition Gym with 1,500 seat capacity, competition court, two practice courts and support locker rooms for Athletics. In addition, Art and Ceramics studios, a new Band Hall, and Engineering and Robotics labs were significant upgrades to support STEAM focused learning.
|Fort Bend ISD—James Reese Career & Technical Center
Located on a 23-acre site within a suburban master planned community, the James Reese Career and Technical Center (CTC) is a two-story, 164,490 SF facility serving daily approximately 1,000 students from across FBISD. The new CTC provides classrooms, labs, and collaboration space to support multiple specialized career and technical programs and engage students of all ages across the district. The CTC houses 5 enterprise programs that offer services to the public both during and after hours.
|Galena Park ISD—Galena Park Elementary School
Built in 1926, the campus is historically significant to the community. The project’s goal was to design a NextGen learning environment that paid homage to the past. The replacement school accommodates future growth with safety and security improvements. Acting as a central learning hub, the Learning Resource Center is located at the school’s heart. The cafetorium is separated from the gym by a movable partition for large group usage. Each wing has a grade-specific learning commons.
|Georgetown ISD—James Tippit Middle School
A kinetic and collaborative culture was retrofitted into a 1980s middle school by molding fragmented space into a dynamic and cohesive learning environment. The character of the split-level design endured, elevated by a new 2-story commons that anchors the campus and creates a multipurpose student union. Removal of walls, addition of gathering space and use of teacher design labs create flexibility. Windows and interior glazing connect to nature and filter light through a previously dense space.
|Houston ISD—Northside High School Addition and Renovations
Northside High School, formerly known as Jefferson Davis High School, was built in 1926. IBI Group was tasked with designing the 265,283 SF addition and renovations to the original campus while preserving the architecturally significant building structure for a school accommodating 1,500 students. Our scope of work called for a new Culinary Center, Performing Arts Center and a remodel of the building’s interior and MEP systems while preserving the historic architectural facade and auditorium.
|Houston ISD—Sam Houston MSTC High School
The original high school, built in 1954, was initially small because of the low neighborhood density. As it grew over the years, each addition was designed to meet specific needs without considering the overall campus layout. This resulted in a lack of connectivity, long walks between multiple buildings, and several security issues. The vision for this 369,141 SF project includes a new comprehensive high school, which includes renovating and incorporating the recently constructed science wing.
|Jacksonville ISD—Tomato Bowl
As one of the last downtown stadiums in Texas and home to continuous District play since 1940, this facility holds great significance for every community member. Originally built by the WPA using red iron ore from local farms dropped off one truckload at a time, this stadium represents the spirit of community. It is a hallowed landmark that laces generations together, and through this meticulous addition/renovation project, it will continue to inspire connection and pride for decades to come.
|Richardson ISD—Berkner High School STEM Center
In 2018, Texas Instruments awarded a grant to create a “STEM for ALL” concept that instigated a symbiotic relationship between the school and the industry. With this support and with 2016 bond reserves the district converted an existing space into a STEM Exploration Center for for ALL students in the high school feeder pattern. This STEM center now enriches 12,000 students each year and provides professional development for teachers, so they develop competency and confidence in STEM teaching.
|Santa Fe ISD—Barnett Elementary School
This is the District’s first new school in 30 years, providing opportunity to radically change the way the space supports the curriculum and learning experience. This is also the District’s first 21st Century learning environment, which represented a paradigm shift for teachers as well as students. The building is LEED Silver for its sustainability. This project includes comprehensive safety features in case of an active shooter.
|Texas State Technical College (Fort Bend)
New campus for College system that is master planned for six total major facilities and designs for two initial buildings with curriculum to include labs for Diesel Technology, Robotics, Lineman, Welding, MEP & Technology and various offices, Student Services, classrooms, computer labs and meeting spaces.