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Spicewood Elementary School

project client

Spicewood Elementary School, Spicewood

Marble Falls Independent School District


Fromberg Associates, Ltd.

con t r a c t o r Kencon Constructors & Construction Managers, Ltd. consultants

the front of the building. The $4.8 million project serves as a social center for community use during after-hours, with the library and story-telling area, cafeteria, and gymnasium accessible to the public.

PE/Kent Consulting (MEP); PE/LOC Engineers (struc-

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tural); LNV Engineers (civil); Millunzi & Assoc. (food service); Karen


Fromberg (xeriscaping) photographer


Randy Fromberg, AIA 2

Completed in May 2004, Spicewood Elementary received awards in the value, design, & process of planning categories in the 2005 Exhibit of School Architecture. Modeled


after another local elementary school campus designed by Fromberg Associates, the architects incorporated lessons learned and updated the materials palette to reflect the school’s rural Hill-Country setting. Limestone, galvanized

r e s o u r c e s masonry units : Featherlite; architectural woodwork : Timber

metal siding, exposed steel structure, and deer-proof

Casework Mfg Co.;

xeriscaping contribute to the site’s Texas vernacular.

and soffit panels :

Design solutions take into account life-cycle costs, energy

Ceco Building Systems;

efficiency, and environmental impact. Classroom wings


reinforcing steel :

Reinforcing Steel Supply;

concrete :

radiate from a central core, and windows in each classroom


structural steel :

Rast Iron Works Co., Inc.;

signage :

afford views to the outdoors. The site maintains vehicular

City Specialty Co. masonry : Brazos Masonry, Inc.; millwork : Timber

metal roofing :

Ceco Building Systems;

Ceco Building Systems;

pre - engineered buildings :

sisal wallcovering :

Fibreworks® CorporaTransit


separation, and the large front porch serves as a staging

Casework Manufacturing Co.; waterproofing and dampproofing : Tal-Tex

area for loading. To increase security and student safety,

Waterproofing; overhead doors : Alamo Door Systems; acoustic : Capital

the 62,122-sf school is centralized under one roof, with

Acoustical Co.; athletic equipment : AALCO Manufacturing Co.; metal

the only public entrance located near the school office at

building insulation :

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Ground floor plan 1 public entry 2 Office 3 Library 4 Computer 5 Art 6 Gymnasium 7 Cafeteria


Bay Energy Blanket, Inc.

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