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 a r d s Richardson High School Richardson High School, Richardson the entryway and offsets the original limestone elements Richardson Independent School District used on the auditorium at the west side of the building. project client architect PBK Architects, Inc. contractor Cadence McShane architects designed the interior with spacious walkways, Basharkhah Engineering (MEP); H.G. Rice (food service); PMK Con- improving circulation within the building. Brick color on sultants (audio/visual); Newman, Jackson, Bieberstein Landscape the addition’s exterior matches that of the existing building, Architecture (landscape); Norm Ackerman (culinary arts) maintaining the character of the original 1952 structure. In Jud Haggard Photography response to indoor renovations and to improve traffic flow, photographer 7 filter natural light into the structure at the entry. The Raymond L. Goodson Jr., Inc. (civil, structural); consultants 6 A curtain wall system, windows, and clerestory sidelights 8 6 areas. Following a phased construction plan to minimize admitted 720 freshmen earlier this year. PBK Architects disruption to classroom activities, RHS was completed in designed the campus renovations and additions to provide August 2004. space for the increased student population. The project a s h l e y 6 5 10 4 the campus plan reconfigures practice fields and parking Previously serving grades 10-12, Richardson High School 9 3 11 2 12 s t . c l a i r received TASA/TASB Exhibit of School Architecture awards 13 2 in the value, design, educational appropriateness, and 1 process of planning categories. Featuring a 116,000-sf expansion, the additions include a new freshman building, science building, gymnasium, and expansions to the fine arts, library, and administrative spaces. Renovations and additions – including a culinary arts kitchen, a black-box theater, and enlarged music halls – allow for an approxi- r e s o u r c e s concrete pavement : mate 50-percent increase in admissions capacity to the Group; school’s magnet program. Transforming the $22.7 million porous paving : campus into a community landmark, the structure’s entry ing, Corporate Metals; translucent panel systems : Metal Systems, Inc.; was relocated to a more prominent position on the east roofing : side of the school. A significant limestone facade marks metal canopy systems : 1 / 2 2 0 0 6 Cortez Group; unit pavers : flexible pavement coating and microsurfacing : Cortez Cortez Group; Cortez Group; fences , gates , and hardware : A & M Fenc- Ground floor plan 1 public entrance 2 Administration 3 auditorium 4 theater 5 fine arts 6 Gymnasium 7 field house 8 technology/art 9 science 10 commons 11 culinary arts 12 cafeteria 13 library N Seyforth Roofing Co.; doors and frames : Piper-Weatherford; Avadek; rigging and curtains : Texas Scenic t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 59