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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

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Designed by Pfluger Associates, Tivy High School received the Caudill Award, the highest honor given in the 2005

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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

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Chemrex Inc.;

building shapes and sloping metal roofs of the $26 mil-

entrances and storefronts :

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Ground floor plan 1 fine arts 2 career & Tech 3 media/library 4 physical education/athletics 5 administration 6 food service 7 plant services

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Texas Architect Jan/Feb 2006: Schools