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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 Spicewood Elementary School project client Spicewood Elementary School, Spicewood Marble Falls Independent School District architect Fromberg Associates, Ltd. con t r a c t o r Kencon Constructors & Construction Managers, Ltd. consultants 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. PE/Kent Consulting (MEP); PE/LOC Engineers (struc- a s h l e y s t . c l a i r 4 3 tural); LNV Engineers (civil); Millunzi & Assoc. (food service); Karen 5 Fromberg (xeriscaping) photographer 1 Randy Fromberg, AIA 2 Completed in May 2004, Spicewood Elementary received awards in the value, design, & process of planning categories in the 2005 Exhibit of School Architecture. Modeled 7 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 r e s o u r c e s masonry units : Featherlite; architectural woodwork : Timber metal siding, exposed steel structure, and deer-proof Casework Mfg Co.; xeriscaping contribute to the site’s Texas vernacular. and soffit panels : Design solutions take into account life-cycle costs, energy Ceco Building Systems; efficiency, and environmental impact. Classroom wings tion; reinforcing steel : Reinforcing Steel Supply; concrete : radiate from a central core, and windows in each classroom Mix; structural steel : Rast Iron Works Co., Inc.; signage : afford views to the outdoors. The site maintains vehicular City Specialty Co. masonry : Brazos Masonry, Inc.; millwork : Timber metal roofing : Ceco Building Systems; Ceco Building Systems; pre - engineered buildings : sisal wallcovering : Fibreworks® CorporaTransit Mission separation, and the large front porch serves as a staging Casework Manufacturing Co.; waterproofing and dampproofing : Tal-Tex area for loading. To increase security and student safety, Waterproofing; overhead doors : Alamo Door Systems; acoustic : Capital the 62,122-sf school is centralized under one roof, with Acoustical Co.; athletic equipment : AALCO Manufacturing Co.; metal the only public entrance located near the school office at building insulation : 1 / 2 2 0 0 6 6 fascia Ground floor plan 1 public entry 2 Office 3 Library 4 Computer 5 Art 6 Gymnasium 7 Cafeteria N Bay Energy Blanket, Inc. t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 63

Texas Architect Jan/Feb 2006: Schools

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