41. Texas City High School
PROJECT COST: $53,690,478
The new Texas City High School has been designed and located to be part of the community’s Town Center Complex, which includes the civic center; community center and natatorium; the city library and city hall. All of these facilities are part of a city park that includes playgrounds, walking trails and live oaks.
The 2,200-student school includes fully-equipped science facilities; career and technology labs; gymnasium and athletic programs; a multi-purpose cafeteria; and a performance auditorium, along with fine art spaces, classrooms, administrative offices and a library.
Circulation is defined by a central mall which revolves around a two-story commons. This area is flooded with natural light from a 360-degree clerestory.
The site includes full bus circulation combined with designated staff parking, a separate parent drop-off drive and student parking lots. Parking areas are designed for use during evening and weekend events in the stadium, gymnasiums, auditorium and library.
Location: Texas City
Construction Start Date: July 2009
Expected Completion Date: October 2011
Utilizing BIM? No
Seeking LEED certification? No
Owner/Developer: Texas City ISD City
General Contractor: Drymalla Construction, Columbus
Architect: Bay Architects, Houston
Civil Engineer: Brooks & Sparks, Katy
Structural Engineer: CJG Engineers, Houston
MEP Engineer: Kalmans Marshall Engineering, Houston
Main Specialty/Subcontractors: Frank Clements & Associates, Houston; Combs Consulting Group, San Antonio; Kudela & Weinheimer, Houston