Texas Architect Jan/Feb 2006: Schools
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t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 1 / 2 2 0 0 6 63 completed in May 2004, spicewood elementary received awards in the value, design, & process of planning catego- ries in the 2005 exhibit of school architecture. Modeled after another local elementary school campus designed by Fromberg associates, the architects incorporated lessons learned and updated the materials palette to reflect the school’s rural hill-country setting. Limestone, galvanized metal siding, exposed steel structure, and deer-proof xeriscaping contribute to the site’s texas vernacular. Design solutions take into account life-cycle costs, energy efficiency, and environmental impact. classroom wings radiate from a central core, and windows in each classroom afford views to the outdoors. the site maintains vehicular separation, and the large front porch serves as a staging area for loading. to increase security and student safety, the 62,122-sf school is centralized under one roof, with the only public entrance located near the school office at PORTFOLIO: 2005 Tasa/Tasb awaRds project Spicewood Elementary School, Spicewood client Marble Falls Independent School District architect Fromberg Associates, Ltd. co ntractor Kencon Constructors & Construction Managers, Ltd. consultants PE/Kent Consulting (MEP); PE/LOC Engineers (struc- tural); LNV Engineers (civil); Millunzi & Assoc. (food service); Karen Fromberg (xeriscaping) photographer Randy Fromberg, AIA the front of the building. the $4.8 million project serves as a social center for community use during after-hours, with the library and story-telling area, cafeteria, and gymnasium accessible to the public. ashley st.clair resources masonry units : Featherlite; architectural woodwork : Timber Casework Mfg Co.; metal roofing : Ceco Building Systems; fascia and soffit panels : Ceco Building Systems; pre - engineered buildings : Ceco Building Systems; sisal wallcovering : Fibreworks® Corpora- tion; reinforcing steel : Reinforcing Steel Supply; concrete : Transit Mix; structural steel : Rast Iron Works Co., Inc.; signage : Mission City Specialty Co. masonry : Brazos Masonry, Inc.; millwork : Timber Casework Manufacturing Co.; waterproofing and dampproofing : Tal-Tex Waterproofing; overhead doors : Alamo Door Systems; acoustic : Capital Acoustical Co.; athletic equipment : AALCO Manufacturing Co.; metal building insulation : Bay Energy Blanket, Inc. N 4 5 3 7 1 2 6 spicewood Elementary school GrouND FLoor pLaN 1 public entry 2 Office 3 library 4 cOmputer 5 art 6 Gymnasium 7 cafeteria