Texas Architect Jan/ Feb 2009: Campus Communities
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.
texas architect 1/2 2009 72 project Waxahachie Global High School, Waxahachie client Waxahachie Independent School District architect Huckabee & Associates design team Thomas G. Lueck, AIA contractor Buford Thompson Company consultants Estes McClure & Associates (MEP); Huckabee & Associates (structural, interiors, technology); C&C Engineering (energy code) photographer Paul Chaplo resources architectural woodwork : Cabinets Crafters; laminates : Wilsonart; entrances and storefronts : AGC Flat Glass (Manko Window Systems); acoustical ceilings : US Gypsum ; paint : Sherwin-Williams; letters and plaques : Mohawk Sign Systems, Gemini Inc.; laboratory casework : Advanced Lab Concepts, Durcan Lab Tops; shade : Bali, MechoShade Waxahachie Global high school received the 2008 tasa/tasB exhibit of school architecture “special recognition for outstanding school renovation.” hucka- bee and associates restored the three-story, 1917 t.c. Wilemon building, transforming the 79,356-square-foot space into a high-tech campus equipped with the latest technology. the school’s academically rigorous envi- ronment prepares traditionally under-served students for post-secondary education and successful high-tech careers. as part of the design process, huckabee worked with the school’s planning team to discuss an “out of the box” concept. the facility renovations included class- rooms for math, science, engineering, computer tech- nology, and foreign languages, as well as a gymnasium, locker rooms, faculty lounge, studios, computer labs, and a cafeteria. Because the high school is a team-based learning environment, huckabee incorporated spaces that naturally allow opportunities for collaboration, such as a large lecture hall, a commons/forum area, and stu- dent alcoves for studying and gathering. the school fea- tures the original hardwood floors and exposed ceilings. in addition, the design team researched the historical architecture of the building and was able to match the original paint color and windows. the restoration was completed in 2008 at a cost of $6,274,000. Noelle HeiNze First Floor Plan 1 gymNasium 2 scieNce labs 3 cafeteria 4 classrooms 5 support spaces waxahachie Global High school 1 2 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 2 3 2 1 1 1