Bilhartz Elementary School

Duncanville, Texas

  • FIRM

    Stantec Architecture

  • CLIENT

    Duncanville Independent School District

  • AREA

    82,700 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $9,457,656.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    7/2003

Research indicating that project-based, individual instruction complemented by grade-level teaming is the wave of the future drove the design of this progressive elementary school.

Customizable, flexible spaces complemented by natural light via strategically placed light monitors and large storefront glazing enable the school to use less energy to light ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY600COST PER SQ FT$114.36FEATURED IN2006 Architectural Portfolio building. The facility boasts a large overhang and shading devices to block heat gain off the south and west exposures.

Materials, including metal panels, plastic laminate and ceramic tile wall panels, were selected to minimize maintenance. During the design phases, computer-generated simulations of a mock neighborhood and exterior views helped verify sightlines, as well as confirm architectural character.