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Richardson High School

Richardson High School, Richardson

the entryway and offsets the original limestone elements

Richardson Independent School District

used on the auditorium at the west side of the building.

project client


PBK Architects, Inc.


Cadence McShane

architects designed the interior with spacious walkways,

Basharkhah Engineering (MEP); H.G. Rice (food service); PMK Con-

improving circulation within the building. Brick color on

sultants (audio/visual); Newman, Jackson, Bieberstein Landscape

the addition’s exterior matches that of the existing building,

Architecture (landscape); Norm Ackerman (culinary arts)

maintaining the character of the original 1952 structure. In

Jud Haggard Photography

response to indoor renovations and to improve traffic flow,



filter natural light into the structure at the entry. The

Raymond L. Goodson Jr., Inc. (civil, structural);



A curtain wall system, windows, and clerestory sidelights

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areas. Following a phased construction plan to minimize

admitted 720 freshmen earlier this year. PBK Architects

disruption to classroom activities, RHS was completed in

designed the campus renovations and additions to provide

August 2004.

space for the increased student population. The project

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the campus plan reconfigures practice fields and parking Previously serving grades 10-12, Richardson High School






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received TASA/TASB Exhibit of School Architecture awards



in the value, design, educational appropriateness, and 1

process of planning categories. Featuring a 116,000-sf expansion, the additions include a new freshman building, science building, gymnasium, and expansions to the fine arts, library, and administrative spaces. Renovations and additions – including a culinary arts kitchen, a black-box theater, and enlarged music halls – allow for an approxi-

r e s o u r c e s concrete pavement :

mate 50-percent increase in admissions capacity to the


school’s magnet program. Transforming the $22.7 million

porous paving :

campus into a community landmark, the structure’s entry

ing, Corporate Metals; translucent panel systems : Metal Systems, Inc.;

was relocated to a more prominent position on the east

roofing :

side of the school. A significant limestone facade marks

metal canopy systems :

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Cortez Group;

unit pavers :

flexible pavement coating and microsurfacing :


Cortez Group;

Cortez Group; fences , gates , and hardware : A & M Fenc-

Ground floor plan 1 public entrance 2 Administration 3 auditorium 4 theater 5 fine arts 6 Gymnasium 7 field house 8 technology/art 9 science 10 commons 11 culinary arts 12 cafeteria 13 library


Seyforth Roofing Co.; doors and frames : Piper-Weatherford; Avadek; rigging and curtains : Texas Scenic

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