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Mansfield Timberview High School

project client

Mansfield Timberview High School, Mansfield

Mansfield Independent School District

architect

features indirect interior lighting and 11 bays of glazing to allow for soft natural light. An outdoor extension of the

Huckabee & Associates, Inc.

commons, dining area, and library, the courtyard opens to

Manhattan Construction

the northwest toward the trees and is partially framed by

contractor

Accessology, Inc. (ADA); Armko (roofing); Ackerman

columns that support a suspended canopy at the bus-load-

Barnes (kitchen); BAi (acoustical); Innovative Transportation Solu-

ing zone. Shade in the courtyard is provided by awnings

tions (transportation); Kleinfelder (geotechnical); Romine, Romine

that attach to the main building and by a free-standing

& Burgess (MEP); Teague, Nall & Perkins (civil)

canopy in the center of the space. The $45 million campus

consultants

photographer

Paul Chaplo

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also includes a stadium-style gymnasium, an auditorium,

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a football stadium and running track, a field house, and Completed in May 2004, Mansfield Timberview High

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baseball and tennis complexes.

School received awards in the value, design, and edu-

A s h l e y

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cational appropriateness categories in the 2005 Exhibit

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of School Architecture. Huckabee & Associates designed

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

the 420,000-sf campus using cost-effective building solu-

recreational surfacing :

Conipur;

Alamo, Inc.; athletic and

tions to minimize maintenance expenses for the life of the

equipment : Plexipave; masonry units : Acme Brick; cast stone : United Cast

campus structures, including a total masonry system and

Stone; unit masonry wall assemblies : Palestine Concrete Tile; masonry

terrazzo floors. The name “Timberview” is inspired by the

veneer assemblies :

Acme Brick; metal materials : Basden Steel;

tree line that runs along the north side of the site, and the

decking :

waterproofing and dampproofing :

student commons, library, cafeteria, and exterior courtyard

and wall panels :

are placed to take advantage of this view. A circle in plane,

frames : Pearland Industries; entrances and storefronts : Kawneer; metal

Vulcraft;

the two-story student commons is centralized to provide

windows :

a gathering and dining space for students. A continuous

Terrazzo;

masonry colonnade around the perimeter of the commons

Connor’s;

ARK Ramos; rooms :

a r c h i t e c t

Armstrong;

acoustical treatments :

two-story volume that joins the exterior courtyard and

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roof

indoor athletic surfacing :

Wall Tech;

manufactured casework :

signage and graphics :

Collegedale;

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metal

Kawneer; glass : PPG; tile : Armstrong; terrazzo : American

area supports a mezzanine above. The library is another

t e x a s

Sonneborn;

AEP Span; membrane roofing : Tamko; metal doors and

acoustical ceilings :

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recreational facility and playground

8 Ground floor plan 1 public Entry 2 commons/dining 3 courtyard 4 library 5 auditorium 6 fine arts 7 computer 8 science 9 gymnasium

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sound - conditioned

Wenger

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Texas Architect Jan/Feb 2006: Schools