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Waxahachie Global High School p r o j e c t Waxahachie c l i e n t  Waxahachie

Waxahachie Global High School received the 2008

Global High School, Waxahachie

TASA / TASB Exhibit of School Architecture “Special

Independent School District

a r c h i t e c t Huckabee

& Associates

Recognition for Outstanding School Renovation.” Hucka-

d e s i g n t e a m Thomas

G. Lueck, AIA

bee and Associates restored the three-story, 1917 T.C.

Thompson Company

Wilemon building, transforming the 79,356-square-foot

McClure & Associates (MEP); Huckabee &

space into a high-tech campus equipped with the latest

Associates (structural, interiors, technology); C&C Engineering

technology. The school’s academically rigorous envi-

(energy code)

ronment prepares traditionally under-served students

c o n t r a c t o r Buford c o n s u l t a n t s   Estes

p h o t o g r a p h e r Paul



laminates :

box” concept. The facility renovations included class-

Systems); acoustical ceilings : US Gypsum ; paint: Sherwin-Williams;

rooms for math, science, engineering, computer tech-

letters and plaques :

nology, and foreign languages, as well as a gymnasium,

Mohawk Sign Systems, Gemini Inc.; laboratory

Advanced Lab Concepts, Durcan Lab Tops;



shade :


locker rooms, faculty lounge, studios, computer labs, and a cafeteria. Because the high school is a team-based






with the school’s planning team to discuss an “out of the

Wilsonart; entrances and storefronts : AGC Flat Glass (Manko Window

casework :

5 3

careers. As part of the design process, Huckabee worked Cabinets Crafters;



for post-secondary education and successful high-tech


r e s o u r c e s architectural woodwork :



4 2 5




learning environment, Huckabee incorporated spaces that naturally allow opportunities for collaboration, such



as a large lecture hall, a commons/forum area, and student alcoves for studying and gathering. The school features the original hardwood floors and exposed ceilings. In addition, the design team researched the historical architecture of the building and was able to match the original paint color and windows. The restoration was completed in 2008 at a cost of $6,274,000. N o e l l e


t e x a s

a r c h i t e c t

First floor plan 1 gymnasium 2 science labs 3 cafeteria 4 classrooms 5 support spaces

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