Regents School of Austin, Athletic Facility

Austin, Texas

  • FIRM

    Jackson Galloway Architects

  • CLIENT

    The Board of Directors, Regents School of Austin

  • AREA

    19,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $2,000,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    5/2000

This private academy’s classical-education philosophy led to the construction of new facilities to meet the demands of three schools: Grammar (K-6), Logic (7-8) and Rhetoric (9-12). Creating a new site with phased construction required the architect to develop a design for the initial building that would set a theme for other buildings to follow. The initial facility ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY830COST PER SQ FT$100.00FEATURED IN2001 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized serve as an auditorium/gathering space and athletic center for the entire campus.

Interlaced arches created with Central Texas stone visually express the school’s education philosophy. The architecture expresses that the school is a part of world history, while at the same time being connected to central Texas. The project was completed using fast-track design and construction methods.

Other buildings are under construction on the campus. A unique underground geological feature, a network of underground caves, runs through the site, splitting it in half. The environmentally sensitive area cannot be built on, thus dividing the campus. Each of these two smaller campuses will have a type of quadrangle forming an outdoor room for a sense of unity between the facilities.