Texas Architect Jan/Feb 2006: Schools
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texas architect 60 1/2 2006 With student population growth demanding spatial expan- sion but lacking the funds to build a new elementary school, Whitesboro isD converted part of the district’s old high school building into a 62,812-sf primary school through addition and renovation. Designed by shW Group, hayes Primary school received awards in the value, design, educational appropriateness, and innovation categories in the 2005 exhibit of school architecture. the gymnasium, band hall, cafeteria, and one classroom wing of the old high school were reused. By July 2003, additional classroom, music, and administrative spaces were added to complete the new primary program. the new addition works with the existing structures to create a protected play area for the students that is easily accessible from all classrooms. a kiosk in the shape of a clock tower set inside the entry welcomes children and the community into the school and provides district information to visitors. tiling and primary paint colors transform the more mature student environment of the original buildings into an age-appropriate space PORTFOLIO: 2005 Tasa/Tasb awaRds project Hayes Primary School, Whitesboro client Whitesboro Independent School District architect SHW Group, LLP co ntractor Pogue Construction consultants Estes McClure (MEP); Glenn Engineering (civil); Grubbs Ramsey, Inc. (landscape architect); SHW Group, LLP (structural) photographer Mark Trew for primary students. Built for $4.2 million, the adaptive reuse of the existing campus saved the district $2 million in overall project expenses. Ashley st.ClAir resources masonry units : Acme Brick; entrances and storefronts : Kawneer; tile : Daltile; acoustical ceilings : Armstrong; paints : Pitts- burgh Paint 1 5 7 6 3 4 2 Hayes Primary school GrounD floor Plan 1 AdministrAtion 2 gymnAsium 3 librAry 4 distriCt informAtion teChnology 5 CAfteriA 6 distriCt AdministrAtion 7 plAy AreA n