John C. Blazier Intermediate School

Austin, Texas


BLGY Architecture


Austin Independent School District


132,000 sq.ft.

Total Cost


Completion Date


The Blazier Intermediate campus was master planned as an unprecedented grade 3-8 facility for Austin ISD. The new campus fulfills the vision for the Blazier Educational Village, which serves grades PK-8 on the existing and new Blazier campuses. Programming goals from campus stakeholders emphasized opportunities for students to connect with their peers and teachers. The building’s central core consists of the cafeteria, stage and media center. All wings of the building connect to this core for easy access, enabling efficient supervision of commons areas, interactions between students of all grade levels, and reduced travel time when changing classes.

Budget challenges required phasing the project. Phase 1 (grades 3-6) encompasses one learning wing for upper elementary grades and a second learning wing for middle school grades. Flexibility and creative use of space will see this campus repurposing middle school performing arts spaces for upper elementary grades during Phase 1 (696 students). As the campus grows into Phase 2 (1,100 students) adding a second learning wing for grades 7-8, performing arts will readapt to upper grade levels.

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Associated Firm

Doucet & Associates (Civil Engineer), Encotech Engineering (MEP Engineer), Datum Engineering (Structural Engineer), Coleman & Associates (Landscape Architect), True North Consulting Group (Technology & Security), BAi (Acoustical Consultant), Foodservice Design Professionals (Food Service Consultant), Studio 8 (LEED Consultant), Alliance (Traffic Consultant), Engineered Exteriors (Roof Consultant)

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Product suppliers specified

Carpet by Tandus
Flooring by Armstrong World Industries
Flooring by Johnsonite
Flooring by Altro
Brick/Masonry by Interstate Brick
Physical-Education Flooring by Harlequin
Cabinets by Wilsonart
Cabinets by Sheldon Laboratory Systems
Ceilings by USG
Ceramic Tile by Dal-Tile
Door Hardware by ASSA ABLOY
Doors by VT Industries
Doors by Cornell Iron Works
Elevators by ThyssenKrupp Access
Insulation by Owens Corning
Movable Partitions/Walls by Kawneer
Movable Partitions/Walls by Won Door
Paint/Wallcoverings by Sherwin-Williams
Plumbing by American Standard
Plumbing by Armstrong World Industries
Plumbing by Bradley Corporation
Plumbing by Sloan Valve
Plumbing by Elkay
Plumbing by T&S Brass
Plumbing by Onicon
Plumbing by Apollo
Plumbing by Anvil
Plumbing by Charlotte Pipe & Foundry
Plumbing by IPS Corp
Plumbing by Fiat
Plumbing by E.L. Mustee & Sons
Plumbing by MAPA Products
Plumbing by Tyler Union
Plumbing by Guardian
Plumbing by Watts
Plumbing by Zurn
Plumbing by Woodfold
Plumbing by Lochinvar
Plumbing by Amtrol
Plumbing by Eemax
Plumbing by Owens Corning
Plumbing by Mueller
Roofing by Carlisle SynTec
Roofing by McElroy Metal
Skylights by Carlisle SynTec
Windows by Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions
Lighting & Accessories by Acuity Brands Controls
Lighting & Accessories by Kenall Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by Lithonia Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by Mark Architectural Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by OCL Architectural Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by Prudential Lighting
Emergency Lighting by Lithonia Lighting
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Silent Knight
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Activa
Security Systems by Gemini
Locks by Stanley
Card Systems by HID
Drinking Fountains by Elkay
Drinking Fountains by Watts
Hand-Drying Equipment by American Specialties
Washroom Accessories by Plumberex
Washroom Accessories by Leonard Peterson & Co
Washroom Accessories by McGuire
Washroom Fixtures by American Standard
Washroom Fixtures by Sloan Valve
Athletic Equipment by Performance Sports Systems (PSS)
Playground Equipment by Landscape Structures
Scoreboards/Clocks by Nevco Scoreboard
HVAC Units by Trane
HVAC Units by Lochinvar
HVAC Units by Mitsubishi
HVAC Units by Bell & Gossett
HVAC Control Devices by Trane
IAQ Devices by Trane
Draperies/Blinds by Draper
Draperies/Blinds by KM Fabrics
Kitchen Equipment by Mars
Kitchen Equipment by Thermo-Kool
Kitchen Equipment by Cambro
Kitchen Equipment by Metro
Kitchen Equipment by Manitonic
Kitchen Equipment by Hobart
Kitchen Equipment by Crescor
Kitchen Equipment by Lakeside
Kitchen Equipment by Berkel
Kitchen Equipment by Ansul Fire Protection
Kitchen Equipment by Accurex
Kitchen Equipment by Blodgett
Kitchen Equipment by Cleveland Range
Kitchen Equipment by Southbend
Kitchen Equipment by Countercraft
Kitchen Equipment by Advanced Tabco
Kitchen Equipment by Silver King
Whiteboards / Markerboards / Chalkboards by PolyVision
Signage by A.R.K. Ramos
Signage by Gemini
Waste Receptacles by Jamestown Metal Products
Wire Management by Chatsworth Products
Wire Management by Panduit
Walls/Wall Materials by MBI Products
Walls/Wall Materials by Altro
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