Bluebonnet Elementary School – Keller ISDBluebonnet Elementary School – Keller ISD | Programming / Strategic Planning | Construction Administration
Responding to Keller ISD’s request for a traditional style facility, the building serves kindergarten through fourth grade and is organized into two classroom units, each with its own two story interior gathering space. Between these two units is a third unit that includes administrative, support services and a library. Another unit houses the cafetorium and gymnasium.
Strategically placed to accommodate a challenging site, the steep slope allowed for a creative transition from single to two story building levels, allowing the facility to respectfully engage its residential neighbors to the west, while presenting a monumental façade to the east.
Northside High School – Fort Worth ISDNorthside High School – Fort Worth ISD | Programming / Strategic Planning | Construction Administration | Master Planning
Phase I included a one-story, 20,000 square foot addition on the northeast side of the existing Zigzap Moderne high school constructed in 1937, under the Works Progress Administration.
According to Ms. Judith Cohen, author of Cowtown Moderne, “this building was rated by architects and educators as one of the most beautiful school buildings in the Southwest.”
Our site planning, organization and detailing were all respectful of the existing buildings architectural character. The scope of work included a new band hall, science, vocational and general classrooms. We carefully matched existing limestone colored brick, black brick banding, and cast stone detailing. Interior walls and wainscot were selected to match the existing paint and ceramic patterns. We also incorporated a cast stone panel (depicting a chiseled longhorn head) above the new east entrance doors. The significance of this effort was that the original artist, Evaline Sellors, had designed and cast this extra panel in 1936. It finally found a resting place in our new addition.
Phase II included a 2-story classroom addition and library, that expands the school while maintaining the exterior Art-Deco style. The project looked to maintain and disrupt existing site conditions as little as possible, while accommodating the building and parking expansion program.
Trinity Valley School Baseball and Softball ComplexTrinity Valley School Baseball and Softball Complex | Architecture | Construction Administration | Programming / Strategic Planning | Master Planning
Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford provided schematic design services to assist with fund-raising efforts for the expansion of the existing softball and baseball complex. New improvements included accessible parking, concessions, restrooms, a shared concourse, covered bleacher seating and press boxes. The sloping site conditions warranted reshaping existing grades. This resulted in stepped retaining walls with landscape/planting areas.
Chisholm Trail Intermediate School – Keller ISDChisholm Trail Intermediate School – Keller ISD | Construction Administration | Architecture | Programming / Strategic Planning
This Keller ISD school was designed to function as an education center for 1,200 fifth and sixth graders. The building is organized along a two-story, split-level spine running parallel with the frontage street.
This linear space has translucent glass clerestory panels to allow natural light into the building and is topped with a sloped metal roof alluding to nearby Alliance Airport. At one end is the two-story academic wing, and at the other end is the cafetorium, gymnasium, and music areas. The central space incorporates shared facilities including administrative, library, art and special education.
Liberty Elementary School – Keller ISDLiberty Elementary School – Keller ISD | Graphics | Programming / Strategic Planning | Architecture
This Keller ISD school serves students in kindergarten through fourth grade. The design of Liberty Elementary was a response to a challenging site. The drainage and topography required the building to be two stories. The younger grades occupy the lower floor, while 3rd and fourth grades have classes on the upper floor.