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Bridgeport Elementary School


project client

Bridgeport Elementary, Bridgeport


Claycomb Associates Architects

construction manager

on adjacent neighborhoods during and after construction. The residential setting provides a quiet campus where

Bridgeport ISD Baker Construction Co.

teachers can employ the outdoors as a learning environ-

Basharkhah Engineers (MEP); Hart Gaugler and

were used on the exterior to make the atmosphere fun and

Associates (structural); DWA Engineers (civil); Ackerman Barnes

inviting, and playful elevations mimic the housing shapes


of the neighborhood. Insulated skylights and clerestory in



Kevin Smith, AIA


ment. Glazed brick with bright colors and accent patterns



the commons areas enhance the educational experience


while providing healthy natural light. Bridgeport Elementary was designed with the idea of

andi beierman


creating a facility where the school itself could become


a tool for learning. The 84,000-sf, $10.5 million school embraces the theme of “Texas Tradition” and emphasizes the history of Bridgeport, the surrounding community, and the flora and fauna of Texas. Colorful interactive


displays line the corridors and connecting spaces to provide learning opportunities for children as they walk

r e s o u r c e s concrete pavement : Sandy Hill Redi Mix; athletic and recre-

from their classrooms. A state of Texas tricycle map helps

ational surfacing : Saf Deck; fences , gates , and hardware : Merchants Met-

kids identify concepts taught in the commons areas while

als; masonry units : Acme Brick; cast stone : Better Cast Stone; glazed

working on the development of motor skills. Classrooms

masonry units :

are arranged in pods by grade level and are separated from

insulation : Firestone; vapor retarders : DuPont™ Tyvek® (Weatheriza-

Acme Brick; water repellants : Rainbloc; roof and deck

public spaces. They are equipped with computer stations,

tion Partners); membrane roofing : Firestone; fascia and soffit panels :

teacher’s work rooms, and storage and resource rooms.

Petersen Aluminum; specialty doors : Modernfold Door; entrances and

This design is expandable without disrupting the function

storefronts :

of the school, and it accommodates multiple teaching

wall; tile : Daltile; acoustical ceilings : USG; athletic surfacing ( indoor ):

United States Aluminum; glass : PPG; curtainwall : Kal-

methods. The classrooms were configured by the teachers

Dynamic Floors; signage and graphics : ARK Ramos; protective covers :

and tailored to each grade level. The architectural team

American Walkway Covers; exterior sun control devices : Construction

consulted the community in an effort to lessen the impact

Specialties; interior graphic deisplays : Museum Arts

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ground Floor plan 1 main entrance 2 administration 3 media center 4 2nd Grade wing 5 1st grade wing 6 pre-k & kindergarten wing 7 gymnasium 8 stage 9 dining 10 kitchen 11 outdoor play area

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Texas Architect Jan/Feb 2007: Spaces for Learning  

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