Texas Architect Jan/Feb 2006: Schools
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texas architect 62 1/2 2006 completed in May 2004, Mansfield timberview high school received awards in the value, design, and edu- cational appropriateness categories in the 2005 exhibit of school architecture. huckabee & associates designed the 420,000-sf campus using cost-effective building solu- tions to minimize maintenance expenses for the life of the campus structures, including a total masonry system and terrazzo floors. the name “timberview” is inspired by the tree line that runs along the north side of the site, and the student commons, library, cafeteria, and exterior courtyard are placed to take advantage of this view. a circle in plane, the two-story student commons is centralized to provide a gathering and dining space for students. a continuous masonry colonnade around the perimeter of the commons area supports a mezzanine above. the library is another two-story volume that joins the exterior courtyard and PORTFOLIO: 2005 Tasa/Tasb awaRds project Mansfield Timberview High School, Mansfield client Mansfield Independent School District architect Huckabee & Associates, Inc. contractor Manhattan Construction consultants Accessology, Inc. (ADA); Armko (roofing); Ackerman Barnes (kitchen); BAi (acoustical); Innovative Transportation Solu- tions (transportation); Kleinfelder (geotechnical); Romine, Romine & Burgess (MEP); Teague, Nall & Perkins (civil) photographer Paul Chaplo features indirect interior lighting and 11 bays of glazing to allow for soft natural light. an outdoor extension of the commons, dining area, and library, the courtyard opens to the northwest toward the trees and is partially framed by columns that support a suspended canopy at the bus-load- ing zone. shade in the courtyard is provided by awnings that attach to the main building and by a free-standing canopy in the center of the space. the $45 million campus also includes a stadium-style gymnasium, an auditorium, a football stadium and running track, a field house, and baseball and tennis complexes. Ashley st.ClAir resources concrete pavement and materials : Alamo, Inc.; athletic and recreational surfacing : Conipur; recreational facility and playground equipment : Plexipave; masonry units : Acme Brick; cast stone : United Cast Stone; unit masonry wall assemblies : Palestine Concrete Tile; masonry veneer assemblies : Acme Brick; metal materials : Basden Steel; metal decking : Vulcraft; waterproofing and dampproofing : Sonneborn; roof and wall panels : AEP Span; membrane roofing : Tamko; metal doors and frames : Pearland Industries; entrances and storefronts : Kawneer; metal windows : Kawneer; glass : PPG; tile : Armstrong; terrazzo : American Terrazzo; acoustical ceilings : Armstrong; indoor athletic surfacing : Connor’s; acoustical treatments : Wall Tech; signage and graphics : ARK Ramos; manufactured casework : Collegedale; sound - conditioned rooms : Wenger Ground floor plan 1 publiC entry 2 Commons/dining 3 CourtyArd 4 librAry 5 Auditorium 6 fine Arts 7 Computer 8 sCienCe 9 gymnAsium 1 2 5 3 4 99999 7 6 8 9 n Mansfield Timberview High school 2 9 9