Texas Architect Jan/Feb 2006: Schools
Texas Architect is the official publication of the Texas Society of Architects, each edition features recently completed projects and other editorial content largely written by AIA members in Texas. That collective participation was the basis of Texas Architect’s recognition by the national AIA with a 2010 Institute Honor for Collaborative Achievement.
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