Ann Richards Middle School (DISD)
185,000 square feet
Currently under construction and scheduled to open for the 2012 school year, Ann Richards Middle School is being developed in what was once proposed and planned to be a new single-family residential community. Lots were established, streets were paved and utilities were installed in this new neighborhood even new homes had started under construction when the development suddenly went under.
The benefactor in the end was the DISD who were able to get acreage in a prime location well below market value for this beautiful new split-level campus reaching three stories in height as it works with existing topography in the area. With almost 185,000 square feet, the new middle school will allow for the enrollment of 1,250 new students in the 63 classroom facility. The campus will be home to grades 6 through 8 and includes geothermal wells, natural lighting, sustainable irrigation control and an open cafeteria/dining hall.
Jesse Owens Memorial Complex (DISD)
50-acre site; Parking to accommodate 3,000 vehicles
The new complex for middle and high school athletic events covers a 50-acre site with parking to accommodate 3,000 vehicles. The stadium features a multi-story press box and a seating capacity of 12,000, with an artificial turf field for football and soccer and state of the art UIL track surface. The complex also includes a field house capable of accommodating 7,500 spectators for volleyball, basketball, and wrestling events, as well as graduation ceremonies, or other events. HKS provided architectural services, Turner Construction was the contractor.
Royse City High School & Stadium
Royse City ISD - Royse City, Texas
Seating for 1,200 people
Phase 1 of the project consisted of developing a new high school with one and two story sections. Phase 2 was for the development of the new stadium facility including a multi-story press box, artificial turf playing surface and state of the art running track. Ancillary facilities included tennis courts and indoor athletic facilities. The stadium includes reserved seating for 1,200 persons near midfield. The reserved seating includes individual seats with arms. Architectural services provided by Claycomb Associates, Dallas. Gallagher Construction Services was the general contractor. Due to highly expansive clays in the area, extensive subgrade treatment was required and completed to reduce anticipated soil movement, both in the playing and running surface areas, as well as the building structure footprint.
Prosper High School Complex
Prosper ISD - Prosper, Texas
Most expensive high school ever built in Texas
Completed in time for the 2009-2010 school year, the new multi-story high school and multipurpose building is the most-expensive high school to be built in the state of Texas to date. The multi-purpose building includes an indoor swimming pool, outdoor tennis courts, a track/field area, baseball field, softball field, football field (with expansion available to convert to stadium complete with press box) and other sports/recreational activities. The project included development of roadways to better access the school and considerable surface parking area was also provided.
La Villita Community and Elementary School
Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD - Irving, Texas
Single and mutlifamily housing; Numerous ancillary businesses; several public school sites
The La Villita Community is a master-planned, mixed-use development in north Irving, Texas. The development includes single and multi-family housing, numerous ancillary businesses and several public school sites. Located within the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, the district acquired three tracts of land within the community to develop an elementary school, middle-school, and athletic complex including a new stadium. Opened in 2009, the elementary school was the first of the three projects to be developed.