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Project:

Flour Bluff High School Expansion

Corpus Christi, Texas

 

Client:

Flour Bluff Independent School District

2505 Waldron Road

Corpus Christi, Texas 78418

(361) 694-9212

 

Award for Planning, and Value, and Educational Appropriateness

Start Date:                     January 1999

 

Completion Date:      August 2000

 

Area:        

55,000 Square Feet New Construction 

122,000 Square Feet Renovations

 

Responsibility:                                                             

Bond Election Planning, Programming, and Program Management                                                                    

Complete Architectural and Engineering Services

 

Description:

This 4A school serves a student population of 1,800 in the community of Flour Bluff, near Corpus Christi.  This expansion included new classrooms and laboratories, a new Cafetorium and major renovations and alterations to existing spaces.  New educational spaces provided include general-purpose classrooms, science labs (Chemistry and Biology), Art Labs, a Functional Living Laboratory for Special Education, Journalism and Business Applications Laboratories, and Computer Drafting and Graphics Laboratories. A new Communications Center allows student to access state of the art technology platforms via a school-wide data-communications network consisting of fiber optics cabling and HUB.

 

The new Cafetorium provides ample seating for 1,000 as well as a 1,200 square foot stage capable of supporting all school functions, as well as U.I.L. competitions. The kitchen is designed to serve 900 students in two shifts and an exterior food court provides seating for an additional 100 students in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.