Ingleside Primary School sits on the lower coast of the Gulf of Mexico east of Corpus Christi, Texas, which is the home to Naval Station Ingleside. The school is nestled behind prehistoric salt-grassed sand dunes and wind-blown oak trees. The school’s features are modeled in a nautical design motif. Architectural details are taken from a historic Ingleside hotel. The CAPACITY800COST PER SQ FT$109.47FEATURED IN2006 Architectural Portfolio tower reflects the widow’s walk of that hotel.
The school site overlooks a pond that provides water for the wildlife of the skirting wetlands surroundings.
The school contains 42 classrooms including an art room, music room, computer lab and a life-skills classroom. It also houses a library with a reading area, cafetorium, gymnasium, offices, workrooms, book rooms, counselors’ offices and test rooms. The facility has separated, covered parent and bus dropoff areas. Twenty-five digital cameras support security.
The building uses state-of-the-art technology, including an information cove with television screens. Intranet access, networked projectors, media retrieval and cable TV are used for distance learning. Natural lighting is provided to all areas, and energy-management software and automated lighting systems minimize energy consumption.