Gignac Architects has been serving Texas with Architectural, Interior and Landscape Design Services since 1988 when it was established by Raymond Gignac, AIA. Gignac Architects is a full service firm providing planning expertise in educational, institutional, municipal and commercial work with an emphasis on quality design. We provide three office locations in Corpus Christi, McAllen, and Harlingen to better serve our South Texas clients with quick, responsive expertise.
|Corpus Christi ISD—Calk-Wilson Elementary School
The new Calk-Wilson Elementary School was designed and constructed to consolidate and replace to aging, outdated elementary school facilities for the Corpus Christi Independent School The new facility has 50 classrooms, media center, cafetorium and gymnasium and can accommodate up to 950 students. Interior classrooms have vertical daylighting devices to bring natural daylight into learning spaces.
|Corpus Christi ISD—Dorothy Adkins Middle School
This new middle school pioneers a new direction for educational environments in this large, very diverse community. The design embraces personalized learning & is modeled after a new high school in order to ease the transition between grade levels. This goal inspired the development of learning communities that occupants call “home.” Respecting that middle schoolers thrive on diversity, the classrooms are designed as a variation of the Fat L, showcasing well-defined activity spaces in each room.
|Corpus Christi ISD—Los Encinos Elementary School
New build designed to LEED Gold standards. The new facility has 44 classrooms, media center, “cafetorium” and gymnasium and can accommodate up to 750 students. Interior classrooms have vertical daylighting devices to bring natural daylight into learning spaces.
|Corpus Christi ISD—Veterans Memorial High School
The first high school constructed in the community in 50+ years, the program for this campus breaks ranks from traditional learning environments. As one of the most diverse large districts in Texas (and 2nd largest employer in the region), the owner knew input of an entire community of stakeholders would be paramount in the planning process. New educational initiatives established by the district, community, and students all helped develop the program (with core spaces designed for 3,000).
|La Joya ISD—Water Park & Planetarium
The District knew the facilities would be used by the students & the community, so the design established a central parking lot, with the facilities around the perimeter. The tennis courts & planetarium were separated from the water facilities. The natatorium and water park were placed are adjacent to one another to simplify the utilities and separate the water activities from the other programs. The District voted to take action to keep educational and social programs available for students.