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Spicewood Elementary School

project client

Spicewood Elementary School, Spicewood

Marble Falls Independent School District

architect

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

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Fromberg (xeriscaping) photographer

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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

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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

tion;

reinforcing steel :

Reinforcing Steel Supply;

concrete :

radiate from a central core, and windows in each classroom

Mix;

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

Mission

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

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Bay Energy Blanket, Inc.

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Texas Architect Jan/Feb 2006: Schools