Texas Architect Jan/Feb 2008: Design for Education
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 7 t a s a / t a s b a w a r d s Carl Wunsche Sr. High School p r o j e c t Carl Wunsche Sr. High School c l i e n t Spring Independent School District a r c h i t e c t SHW Group d e s i g n t e a m Gary Blanton, AIA; Stuart Campbell, AIA; J. Matt r e s o u r c e s concrete materials : Southwest Concrete Products; masonry units : Southwest Concrete Products; stone : Alamo Stone Company; masonry veneer assemblies : Acme Brick Company; metal framing : Dietrich Metal Framing; roof and wall panels : Alcon (alucobond); fascia Brown, AIA; Frank Kelly, FAIA; Bill Wadley, AIA and soffit panels : c o n t r a c t o r Dyad ucts; wood and plastic doors and frames : VT Industries; entrances and Constructors c o n s u l t a n t s DBR Engineering Consultants (MEP); Brooks & 1 Berridge; metal doors and frames : Ceco Door Prod2 storefronts : Vistawall; wood windows : Pella Windows; glass : Oldcastle Sparks (civil); Wong & Associates (landscape); PSS Partnership Glass; glazed curtainwall : Vistawall; metal ceilings : Chicago Metallic; (structural); Millunzi And Associates (food services); Paradigm indoor athletic surfacing : Duroflex; operable partitions : Modernfold 3 Consultants (geotechnical); Price Consulting (roofing) photographer 4 Richard Payne, FAIA 5 Carl Wunsche Sr. High School is a career academy technologies also have been incorporated into the located in the Spring Independent School District of school’s design and include tinted, low-E, insulated Houston. SHW Group oriented the 273,178-square-foot glazing skylights and interior glass partitions. The large school around three academic towers that each focuses windows allow sunlight to illuminate the hallways. The on a specialized area of study. Courses are organized use of natural, unfinished materials, such as galvanized into the Professional Tower, the Technology Tower, and metal stairs and railings, eliminates the need for paint the Medical Tower. Each tower is surrounded by a variety and creates a durable, low-maintenance interior. Carl of resources, including core curriculum spaces, large Wunsche Sr. High School was recognized in the 2007 group instruction, media centers, interactive planning Exhibit of School Architecture with the Caudill Award areas, and administration and ancillary spaces. An for excellence in five out of five categories—design, elevated corridor referred to as the “Learning Street,” educational appropriateness, innovation, process of connects the three towers and encourages students planning, and value. to interact with one another. Sustainable building 1 / 2 2 0 0 8 M e g a n B r a l e y 3 7 3 6 ground floor plan 1 large group instruction 2 dining 3 teacher work area 4 business tower 5 technical tower 6 medical tower 7 auto shop t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 63