STG Design Architects
The KIPP Austin Public Schools project embarked on the design and renovation of an existing building to address the need for a location to grow new schools. The school accommodates approximately 1,500 students at elementary, middle and high school levels. Therefore, many of the large spaces are cross functional and the outside space accommodates recreation needs of all levels of students. The building was designed to be both cost and space efficient. Construction was phased over several years to accommodate school schedules and best meet the needs of the growing schools without losing sight of the overall master plan.
Phase I consisted of approximately 30,000 GSF of middle school space at the northeast corner of the building. This work included classrooms, restrooms, administration areas, and one (1) basketball court. The basketball court area is also used as a serving area for school lunches.
Phase II consisted of approximately 70,000 GSF of elementary school area adjacent to the Phase I area which included classrooms, restrooms, administration areas, a cafeteria, kitchen, library, and a second basketball court adjacent to the Phase I court.
Phase III consisted of approximately 70,000 GSF of high school space including classrooms, restrooms, administration areas, a library, and a teacher’s workroom. Phase III also required the expansion of an existing mezzanine level.
GarzaEMC provided full civil engineering services including MEP engineering, landscape and surveying.