Texas Architect Jan/Feb 2006: Schools
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P O R T F O L I O : 2 0 0 5 T A S A / T A S B a w ar d s Tivy High School project client Tivy High School, Kerrville Kerrville Independent School District architect Pfluger Associates, Architects with Artisan Group, Inc. con t r a c t o r Drymalla Construction Company, Ltd. light into each interior classroom, and the class wings are expandable to accommodate future growth. Stained concrete, integral colored masonry, and galvanized metal afford durability while reducing maintenance costs. Ceiling Danysh & Associates Structural Engineers (structural); fans reduce energy use and wastewater is treated and used Barron Engineers, Inc. (MEP); C.E.C. Civil Engineering Consultants to irrigate the athletic fields. With security features and (civil); Robert Simpson & Associates (food services); Austech Roof access to parking, the school’s theater, cafeteria, media Consultants (roofing); Boner Associates, Inc. (acoustical) center, and athletic facilities are available for after-hours consultants photographers Robert Fiertek; Gary Hatch 2 7 1 6 community use. 3 2 a s h l e y s t . c l a i r 2 5 Designed by Pfluger Associates, Tivy High School received the Caudill Award, the highest honor given in the 2005 1 TASA/TASB Exhibit of School Architecture. Having long r e s o u r c e s fences , gates , and hardware : Anchor Fence Co.; limestone : outgrown the district’s previous high school building, Garza Masonry Stone; stained concrete : Increte Systems; split face cmu : Kerrville ISD opened the 269,302-sf school in August Featherlite; glazed cmu : Trenwyth Industries; railings and handrails : 2003. A creek divides the 59-acre site, with the school Fischbeck Welding; building at the front of the property and the athletic fields water repellants : Chemprobe Coating Systems; exterior insulation and located across the creek in a natural basin. The simplified finish systems : Senergy Inc.; membrane roofing : U.S. Intec; metal roofing : waterproofing and dampproofing : Petersen Aluminum; smoke vents : Naturalite Skylite Systems; sprayed lion school reflect the area’s agrarian architecture, while fireproofing : crafted materials such as limestone, hand-hammered preassembled metal door and frame units : copper, wrought iron, and rough-hewn cedar reflect the plastic doors and frames : Isolatek International; metal doors and frames : Curries; Acoustic Systems; wood and VT Industries; rolling service doors : Cornell Hill Country vernacular. Exposed structural, mechanical, Iron Works; and technical materials are used alongside the natural curtainwall : Kawneer; tile : American Olean; acoustical ceilings : Arm- components to express technological advancement as strong; athletic wood flooring : Action Floor Systems; wall coverings : Kawneer; structural glass represented by the school’s state-of-the-art equipment Koroseal; acoustical wall treatments : Conwed; decorative lighting : Texas for its agricultural, horticultural, automotive, building, Lightsmith; signage and graphics : South Texas Graphics; disappearing and industrial programs. Another high-tech attribute is stairs : Precision Ladders; photographic equipment : Photographic Con- the video and data technology that connects all learning cepts; theatrical equipment : Texas Scenic; manufactured casework : The spaces. Daylighting in main concourses brings natural Carpenter Shop; sound-conditioned rooms : Acoustic Systems 1 / 2 2 0 0 6 2 Chemrex Inc.; building shapes and sloping metal roofs of the $26 mil- entrances and storefronts : 5 1 4 N Ground floor plan 1 fine arts 2 career & Tech 3 media/library 4 physical education/athletics 5 administration 6 food service 7 plant services t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 55