Hendrickson High School

Pflugerville, Texas

  • FIRM

    SHW Group, now Stantec

  • CLIENT

    Pflugerville Independent School District

  • AREA

    385,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $45,658,318.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    7/2003

Administrators and architects collaborated on curriculum-delivery concepts and development of a program for a new comprehensive high school.

At on-site conceptual design sessions, staff, teachers, students, parents, consultants and construction professionals gave input.

Solutions:

-The school was designed to be aesthetically compatible with high-tech ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$118.59FEATURED IN2005 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas neighbors.

-Courtyards, vistas and natural light brought the outdoors inside the building.

-A vibrant main street evokes school pride.

-Clear sightlines in corridors provide added safety features.

-Interior courtyards provide secure learning environments.

-Natural light is provided in 90 percent of the teaching spaces.

-The new facility has a highly developed science department, as well as a 1,000-seat auditorium, black-box theater and sophisticated fine-arts department.

-Band uniform storage doubles as acoustical absorption.

-The media center and computer labs are easily accessible from classrooms.

-Placing assistant principals and counselors in classroom wings enhances student relations and safety.

-It is environmentally friendly on a conservative budget.

-Select fill processed on-site reduced construction costs and truck emissions.

-Ten ground-floor levels accommodate topography.

-Stormwater detention ponds provide for future irrigation.