Gainesville High School, Gainesville ISDGainesville High School, Gainesville ISD | Architecture | Programming / Strategic Planning | Interior Design | Master Planning | Construction Administration | Graphics
With plenty of land and funding from a public bond issue, the Gainesville Independent School District replaced its aging high school building with a new campus at a prominent site on Interstate 35. The 174,000-square-foot building is a single-story construction clad in red brick with white brick accents and full-height windows with metal awnings. Wings and corridors off the central rotunda lead to classrooms, gymnasium, cafetorium, kitchen, administrative offices, library, teachers’ workrooms, restrooms, storage rooms, mechanical rooms, and custodial and ancillary spaces. A separate 7,000-square-foot pre-engineered building houses vocational programs. The school was built to accommodate 600 students with room for growth by easy expansion at the ends of the classroom wings.
Fort Worth Academy Discovery Learning CenterFort Worth Academy Discovery Learning Center | Architecture | Programming / Strategic Planning | Interior Design | Master Planning | Construction Administration | Graphics
The Discovery Learning Center at Fort Worth Academy is the focal point on the campus of this prestigious school. The 12,500-square-foot addition includes a new classroom wing for the middle school and a library addition. The new wing parallels the existing lower school wing and is identifiable by a large shed roof. The library features a vaulted ceiling and large windows designed as a “window to the world,” where students inside can see out across a valley area, and the community can see into the exciting learning opportunities inside.
Performing Arts Center, Fort Worth Christian SchoolPerforming Arts Center, Fort Worth Christian School | Architecture | Programming / Strategic Planning | Interior Design | Construction Administration
In response to the school’s goal to expand its performing arts educational programs, Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford designed this 43,500-square-foot Chapel and Performing Arts Center. At the heart of the center is a 700-seat chapel for daily worship services and assemblies as well as musical and theatrical performances. A state-of-the-art digital cyclorama will project scenes onto walls, while a scene shop will accommodate traditional set building. The lobby will provide a gathering space for events and will also function as flexible gallery space for exhibitions.
Vernon Solomon Performing Arts Center, Northwest ISDVernon Solomon Performing Arts Center, Northwest ISD | Architecture | Programming / Strategic Planning | Interior Design | Construction Administration | Graphics
This state-of-the-art performance facility was designed to accommodate a full range of high school and middle school programs for a growing rural school district. The central feature of the 48,000-square-foot center is the 800-seat auditorium equipped with an orchestra pit, legitimate stage/fly loft, sound and lighting control booth, side balconies for musicians, scene shop, catwalk, and stage equipment storage. Other key elements include a band rehearsal hall designed for 200 musicians and a choir room for 125 vocalists. Drama classes have a black-box classroom with a portable dimming system and catwalk to access lighting and adjust scenery. A recording studio is located between band and a large ensemble room.
Lucyle Collins Middle School – Lake Worth ISDLucyle Collins Middle School – Lake Worth ISD | Construction Administration | Interior Design | Master Planning | Programming / Strategic Planning
Lucyle Collins Middle School serves the 6th thru the 8th grade. The program called for a competition Gym complete with locker room facilities, Cafetorium, Band and Choir spaces. The instructional spaces included Science, Art and Computer labs.
The plan is organized around a curvilinear circulation spine that connects the Cafetorium and the Gym on the South to the Administrative area, media and library center and classrooms on the north. The building is anchored by a double height entrance and lobby that welcome students, faculty and visitors. It is defined by compound arcs that culminate at their widest point where a raised elliptical element filters natural light from the North.
A continuous clerestory introduces light in from the South. The reception area flanks the Entrance and Lobby on the North to allow for monitoring of the students and screening of the visitors.