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Hayes Primary School

project client

Hayes Primary School, Whitesboro

Whitesboro Independent School District

architect

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SHW Group, LLP

con t r a c t o r Pogue Construction consultants

Estes McClure (MEP); Glenn Engineering (civil);

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Grubbs Ramsey, Inc. (landscape architect); SHW Group, LLP (structural) photographer

Mark Trew

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With student population growth demanding spatial expansion but lacking the funds to build a new elementary

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school, Whitesboro ISD converted part of the district’s

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Ground floor plan 1 administration 2 gymnasium 3 library 4 district information Technology 5 cafteria 6 district administration 7 play area

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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

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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

for primary students. Built for $4.2 million, the adaptive

the new primary program. The new addition works with the

reuse of the existing campus saved the district $2 million

existing structures to create a protected play area for the

in overall project expenses.

students that is easily accessible from all classrooms. A

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kiosk in the shape of a clock tower set inside the entry welcomes children and the community into the school and

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provides district information to visitors. Tiling and primary

r e s o u r c e s masonry units :

paint colors transform the more mature student environment

Kawneer; tile : Daltile; acoustical ceilings : Armstrong; paints : Pitts-

of the original buildings into an age-appropriate space

burgh Paint

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Acme Brick;

entrances and storefronts :

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Texas Architect Jan/Feb 2006: Schools