Texas Architect 2011 Jan/Feb: 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.
Evelyn Turlington Elementary School p r o j e c t Evelyn c l i e n t Waller Designed by SHW Group, the 102,835-sf Evelyn Turl- Turlington Elementary School, Hockley ington Elementary School in Hockley was completed in ISD a r c h i t e c t SHW 1 2009. The architects worked with Waller ISD to create Group d e s i g n t e a m Mark Lam, AIA; Sam Savage, AIA; Daniel Whalen, AIA; a firm connection between the facility and its 20-acre Dwayne Trahan, AIA; Luis Fernandez; Donovan Bryant rural site. Two pre-existing features influenced the c o n t r a c t o r Gamma design—a century-old live oak and a pond situated along Construction c o n s u l t a n t s DBR Engineering Consultants (MEP); Brooks & Sparks the western boundary. The school’s placement, form, (civil); Millunzi & Associates (food service) and footprint were planned to preserve these natural p h o t o g r a p h e r Luis features. The pond, coupled with a detention pond and Ayala, Assoc. AIA 2 2 an on-site well, allows rainwater to be captured and all r e s o u r c e s concrete : Campbell Concrete & Materials; waterproofing : potable water needs to be met. The building narrows Sonneborn; access doors : at a centrally located library and aligns with the oak Overly Door Co.; graphics & signage : South Texas Graphic Specialties; tree, creating a usable outdoor area and a connection tile : between the building and outdoors. Steel portal frames metal doors : Ceco; wood doors : Graham; DalTile; acoustical ceilings : National Gypsum; athletic surfacing indoor : ing); Armstrong; wood flooring : Action Floor Systems (Long Floor- paint : Sherwin Williams, Pittsburgh; markerboards : Products; athletic equipment: Draper; fans : Big Ass Fans Claridge 3 form a structure that coincides with a 25-foot classroom module. In addition, local and natural interior and exterior materials were chosen for long-term sustainability, innovative design potential, and cost effectiveness. The 4 facility’s layout creates varied learning environments for the school’s 800 students from pre-kindergarten through 2 fifth grade and is organized into grade-level pods situ- 5 ated around the library. Evelyn Turlington Elementary School was recognized as the 2010 Caudill Winner, the highest award given in the annual TASA/TASB Exhibit of School Architecture. N o elle Hein z e First Floor Plan 1 Administration 2 classrooms 3 Library 4 physical education 5 Dining 1 / 2 2 0 1 1 t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 69