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Ennis Junior High School p r o j e c t  Ennis c l i e n t  Ennis Designed by SHW Group, Ennis Independent School Junior High School, Ennis District’s newly constructed junior high is a 195,000-sf ISD a r c h i t e c t  SHW facility on a 50-acre site. The design incorporates a Group d e s i g n t e a m  Terry Hoyle, AIA; John Hansen, AIA; Jennifer Deng, AIA; contemporary feel and function. Classrooms are con- James Wallace, AIA; Robert Davis, AIA; Lelia Goehring, AIA; Allison figured to be flexible to support interactive teaching Binford; Russell Ransbarger; Lelia Kim through integrated technology. Large-group instruction c o n t r a c t o r  Charter spaces and a closed-circuit television studio are two Builders, a Balfour Beatty Company McClure & Associates (MEP/IT); Glenn Engi- significant features. The school serves 1,200 students neering (site/civil); Ramsey Landscape Architecture (landscape); in grades seven and eight, and grades are separated on JMK Foodservice Consulting & Design (food service); Fugro (geo- two floors, creating “neighborhoods” that share common tech); BAi (acoustics) spaces along a central circulation spine. A dual-function c o n s u l t a n t s   Estes p h o t o g r a p h e r  Mark two-story classroom wings minimize the building footmasonry print, which offers an opportunity for future expansion. Acme; metal materials : Steel Boss Interna- The district chose to incorporate an energy management r e s o u r c e s athletic surfacing : units , veneer assemblies : Advanced Polymer Tech; roof / wall panels , system and light sensors, saving resources and lowering MBCI; fascia and soffit panels : AEP Span; metal / wood / energy consumption. In addition, the facility is equipped entrances , glazed curtainwall : with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Rainwater Kawneer (Alliance Glass); glass : Oldcastle (Alliance Glass); overhead run-off from the building is captured in an on-site pond, doors : Overhead Door of Dallas; translucent panels : CPI Daylighting which allows for outdoor learning activities. Roofing (American Mainline Products); gypsum board framing : Dietrich Metal materials were selected to minimize heat gain. The Framing; gym is illuminated with daylight from large expanses of tional; expansion joint covers : metal roofing : specialty doors : InPro Corporation; Piper Weatherford; gypsum : USG; athletic wood flooring : Robbins Flooring Texas Resins translucent panels and glazing at each stairway affords a Corp.; paint and high performance coatings : ICI; epoxy quartz flooring : sense of openness. Every corridor has exterior views, and DuraFlex; floor hatches , projection screen, expansion joint covers , stair interior glazing throughout the school creates transpar- Surfaces (Ponder Company); nosings : seating : fluid applied flooring : PDV Associates; protective covers : AVADEK; metal lockers : Lyon Workspace Products; 1 5 5 5 gym equipment : Draper, Senoh; specialty Sedia Systems; music storage : LSI Corp.; lab casework : LSI 1 6 4 cafeteria/performance space provides flexibility and the McWilliams 5 3 4 2 6 4 1 2 4 2 4 2 7 First Floor Plan 1 Administration 2 classroom 3 dining 4 physical education 5 fine arts 6 media center 7 industrial technology ency. Ennis Junior High School received a Merit Award in the 2010 TASA/TASB Exhibit of School Architecture. N o elle Hein z e Corp. (J&S Equipment) 1 / 2 2 0 1 1 t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 75

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