Cibolo Green Elementary School, San Antonio
The Cibolo Green Elementary School is one of the first “green” schools in the North East Independent School District and the greater San Antonio area.
The energy-efficient school was built to meet LEED-silver standards, which include improved air-quality systems, the use of recycled and nontoxic building materials and energy-saving systems.
The upbeat environment boasts nine different wall colors, flooring with multicolored patterns, and natural light.
The general contractor, Satterfield & Pontikes, built many unusual features, including learning centers with windows into mechanical rooms. In-wall windows allow students to see elements such as steel columns, metal studs, piping and wiring.
Special flooring presented a significant challenge. Precisely cut sheet-vinyl flooring was installed in corridors, common areas, the cafeteria and classrooms. Each piece was laser cut into a shape that fit an overall pattern and a designated spot.
Each pattern has a theme, such as animal footprints, and the patterns appear throughout the school. The painstaking efforts of installers were required for proper installation. Though tedious, the team produced a stunning visual effect.
Submitted by: Satterfield & Pontikes Construction Inc.
Developer/owner: North East Independent School District, San Antonio
General contractor: Satterfield & Pontikes Construction Inc., Houston
Architect: Pfluger Associates LP, San Antonio
Civil engineer: Pape-Dawson Engineers Inc., San Antonio
Structural engineer: Alpha Consulting Engineers Inc., San Antonio
MEP engineer: MEP Engineering Inc., San Antonio