Texas Architect Jan/Feb 2006: Schools
Texas Architect is the official publication of the Texas Society of Architects, each edition features recently completed projects and other editorial content largely written by AIA members in Texas. That collective participation was the basis of Texas Architect’s recognition by the national AIA with a 2010 Institute Honor for Collaborative Achievement.
t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 1 / 2 2 0 0 6 55 Designed by Pfluger associates, tivy high school received the caudill award, the highest honor given in the 2005 tasa/tasB exhibit of school architecture. having long outgrown the district’s previous high school building, Kerrville isD opened the 269,302-sf school in august 2003. a creek divides the 59-acre site, with the school building at the front of the property and the athletic fields located across the creek in a natural basin. the simplified building shapes and sloping metal roofs of the $26 mil- lion school reflect the area’s agrarian architecture, while crafted materials such as limestone, hand-hammered copper, wrought iron, and rough-hewn cedar reflect the hill country vernacular. exposed structural, mechanical, and technical materials are used alongside the natural components to express technological advancement as represented by the school’s state-of-the-art equipment for its agricultural, horticultural, automotive, building, and industrial programs. another high-tech attribute is the video and data technology that connects all learning spaces. Daylighting in main concourses brings natural PORTFOLIO: 2005 TASA/TASB AwARdS project Tivy High School, Kerrville client Kerrville Independent School District architect Pfluger Associates, Architects with Artisan Group, Inc. co ntractor Drymalla Construction Company, Ltd. consultants Danysh & Associates Structural Engineers (structural); Barron Engineers, Inc. (MEP); C.E.C. Civil Engineering Consultants (civil); Robert Simpson & Associates (food services); Austech Roof Consultants (roofing); Boner Associates, Inc. (acoustical) photographers Robert Fiertek; Gary Hatch 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 fans reduce energy use and wastewater is treated and used to irrigate the athletic fields. With security features and access to parking, the school’s theater, cafeteria, media center, and athletic facilities are available for after-hours community use. ashley st.clair resources fences , gates , and hardware : Anchor Fence Co.; limestone : Garza Masonry Stone; stained concrete : Increte Systems; split face cmu : Featherlite; glazed cmu : Trenwyth Industries; railings and handrails : Fischbeck Welding; waterproofing and dampproofing : Chemrex Inc.; water repellants : Chemprobe Coating Systems; exterior insulation and finish systems : Senergy Inc.; membrane roofing : U.S. Intec; metal roofing : Petersen Aluminum; smoke vents : Naturalite Skylite Systems; sprayed fireproofing : Isolatek International; metal doors and frames : Curries; preassembled metal door and frame units : Acoustic Systems; wood and plastic doors and frames : VT Industries; rolling service doors : Cornell Iron Works; entrances and storefronts : Kawneer; structural glass curtainwall : Kawneer; tile : American Olean; acoustical ceilings : Arm- strong; athletic wood flooring : Action Floor Systems; wall coverings : Koroseal; acoustical wall treatments : Conwed; decorative lighting : Texas Lightsmith; signage and graphics : South Texas Graphics; disappearing stairs : Precision Ladders; photographic equipment : Photographic Con- cepts; theatrical equipment : Texas Scenic; manufactured casework : The Carpenter Shop; sound - conditioned rooms : Acoustic Systems Tivy High School 5 4 7 3 2 2 2 2 6 1 1 1 5 GrounD floor Plan 1 fine arts 2 career & tech 3 media/library 4 physical education/athletics 5 administration 6 food service 7 plant services n