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.
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