PROJECT COST: $53,690,478

Texas City High School
Photo: Bay Architects
Texas City High School

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.

Key Facts

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

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