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.
Waxahachie Global High School p r o j e c t Waxahachie c l i e n t Waxahachie Waxahachie Global High School received the 2008 Global High School, Waxahachie TASA / TASB Exhibit of School Architecture “Special Independent School District a r c h i t e c t Huckabee & Associates Recognition for Outstanding School Renovation.” Hucka- d e s i g n t e a m Thomas G. Lueck, AIA bee and Associates restored the three-story, 1917 T.C. Thompson Company Wilemon building, transforming the 79,356-square-foot McClure & Associates (MEP); Huckabee & space into a high-tech campus equipped with the latest Associates (structural, interiors, technology); C&C Engineering technology. The school’s academically rigorous envi- (energy code) ronment prepares traditionally under-served students c o n t r a c t o r Buford c o n s u l t a n t s Estes p h o t o g r a p h e r Paul 4 4 laminates : box” concept. The facility renovations included class- Systems); acoustical ceilings : US Gypsum ; paint: Sherwin-Williams; rooms for math, science, engineering, computer tech- letters and plaques : nology, and foreign languages, as well as a gymnasium, Mohawk Sign Systems, Gemini Inc.; laboratory Advanced Lab Concepts, Durcan Lab Tops; MechoShade 2 shade : Bali, locker rooms, faculty lounge, studios, computer labs, and a cafeteria. Because the high school is a team-based 5 2 4 5 4 with the school’s planning team to discuss an “out of the Wilsonart; entrances and storefronts : AGC Flat Glass (Manko Window casework : 5 3 careers. As part of the design process, Huckabee worked Cabinets Crafters; 4 5 for post-secondary education and successful high-tech Chaplo r e s o u r c e s architectural woodwork : 5 4 4 2 5 1 1 5 learning environment, Huckabee incorporated spaces that naturally allow opportunities for collaboration, such 1 1 as a large lecture hall, a commons/forum area, and student alcoves for studying and gathering. The school features 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. N o e l l e 72 t e x a s a r c h i t e c t First floor plan 1 gymnasium 2 science labs 3 cafeteria 4 classrooms 5 support spaces H e i n z e 1 / 2 2 0 0 9