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Evelyn Turlington Elementary School

p r o j e c t Evelyn c l i e n t  Waller

Designed by SHW Group, the 102,835-sf Evelyn Turl-

Turlington Elementary School, Hockley

ington Elementary School in Hockley was completed in

ISD

a r c h i t e c t SHW

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2009. The architects worked with Waller ISD to create

Group

d e s i g n t e a m Mark Lam, AIA; Sam Savage, AIA; Daniel Whalen, AIA;

a firm connection between the facility and its 20-acre

Dwayne Trahan, AIA; Luis Fernandez; Donovan Bryant

rural site. Two pre-existing features influenced the

c o n t r a c t o r Gamma

design—a century-old live oak and a pond situated along

Construction

c o n s u l t a n t s DBR Engineering Consultants (MEP); Brooks & Sparks

the western boundary. The school’s placement, form,

(civil); Millunzi & Associates (food service)

and footprint were planned to preserve these natural

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

features. The pond, coupled with a detention pond and

Ayala, Assoc. AIA

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an on-site well, allows rainwater to be captured and all r e s o u r c e s concrete : Campbell Concrete & Materials; waterproofing :

potable water needs to be met. The building narrows

Sonneborn;

access doors :

at a centrally located library and aligns with the oak

Overly Door Co.; graphics & signage : South Texas Graphic Specialties;

tree, creating a usable outdoor area and a connection

tile :

between the building and outdoors. Steel portal frames

metal doors :

Ceco;

wood doors :

Graham;

DalTile; acoustical ceilings : National Gypsum; athletic surfacing

indoor :

ing);

Armstrong; wood flooring : Action Floor Systems (Long Floor-

paint :

Sherwin Williams, Pittsburgh;

markerboards :

Products; athletic equipment: Draper; fans : Big Ass Fans

Claridge

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form a structure that coincides with a 25-foot classroom module. In addition, local and natural interior and exterior materials were chosen for long-term sustainability, innovative design potential, and cost effectiveness. The

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facility’s layout creates varied learning environments for the school’s 800 students from pre-kindergarten through

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fifth grade and is organized into grade-level pods situ-

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ated around the library. Evelyn Turlington Elementary School was recognized as the 2010 Caudill Winner, the highest award given in the annual TASA/TASB Exhibit of School Architecture. N o elle

Hein z e First Floor Plan 1 Administration 2 classrooms 3 Library 4 physical education 5 Dining

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