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 Mansfield Timberview High School project client Mansfield Timberview High School, Mansfield Mansfield Independent School District architect features indirect interior lighting and 11 bays of glazing to allow for soft natural light. An outdoor extension of the Huckabee & Associates, Inc. commons, dining area, and library, the courtyard opens to Manhattan Construction the northwest toward the trees and is partially framed by contractor Accessology, Inc. (ADA); Armko (roofing); Ackerman columns that support a suspended canopy at the bus-load- Barnes (kitchen); BAi (acoustical); Innovative Transportation Solu- ing zone. Shade in the courtyard is provided by awnings tions (transportation); Kleinfelder (geotechnical); Romine, Romine that attach to the main building and by a free-standing & Burgess (MEP); Teague, Nall & Perkins (civil) canopy in the center of the space. The $45 million campus consultants photographer Paul Chaplo 9 9 9 9 also includes a stadium-style gymnasium, an auditorium, 2 a football stadium and running track, a field house, and Completed in May 2004, Mansfield Timberview High 3 baseball and tennis complexes. School received awards in the value, design, and edu- A s h l e y 2 S t . C l a i r 4 cational appropriateness categories in the 2005 Exhibit 62 of School Architecture. Huckabee & Associates designed r e s o u r c e s concrete pavement and materials : the 420,000-sf campus using cost-effective building solu- recreational surfacing : Conipur; Alamo, Inc.; athletic and tions to minimize maintenance expenses for the life of the equipment : Plexipave; masonry units : Acme Brick; cast stone : United Cast campus structures, including a total masonry system and Stone; unit masonry wall assemblies : Palestine Concrete Tile; masonry terrazzo floors. The name “Timberview” is inspired by the veneer assemblies : Acme Brick; metal materials : Basden Steel; tree line that runs along the north side of the site, and the decking : waterproofing and dampproofing : student commons, library, cafeteria, and exterior courtyard and wall panels : are placed to take advantage of this view. A circle in plane, frames : Pearland Industries; entrances and storefronts : Kawneer; metal Vulcraft; the two-story student commons is centralized to provide windows : a gathering and dining space for students. A continuous Terrazzo; masonry colonnade around the perimeter of the commons Connor’s; ARK Ramos; rooms : a r c h i t e c t Armstrong; acoustical treatments : two-story volume that joins the exterior courtyard and 7 roof indoor athletic surfacing : Wall Tech; manufactured casework : signage and graphics : Collegedale; 6 metal Kawneer; glass : PPG; tile : Armstrong; terrazzo : American area supports a mezzanine above. The library is another t e x a s Sonneborn; AEP Span; membrane roofing : Tamko; metal doors and acoustical ceilings : 1 recreational facility and playground 8 Ground floor plan 1 public Entry 2 commons/dining 3 courtyard 4 library 5 auditorium 6 fine arts 7 computer 8 science 9 gymnasium 5 N sound - conditioned Wenger 1 / 2 2 0 0 6