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  Kennedy Middle SchoolKennedy Middle School

Architect & Landscape Architect

Gignac & Associates
222 E. Van Buren #102, Harlingen, TX 78550

General Description

Location: Pharr, Texas
Date Bid: July 2008 Construction Period: Aug 2008 to Dec 2009
Total Square Feet: 156,706 Site: —
Number of Buildings: One; Middle School 39 classrooms, gymnasium seating 750.
Building Size: First floor, 156,706; total, 156,706.
Building Height: First floor, varies 15 to 25’; total, 25’.
Basic Construction Type: New/Load bearing CMU, steel structure.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, pier & grade beam, reinforced concrete.  Exterior Walls: CMU, brick, curtain wall. Roof: Builtup, metal. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Wood stud drywall, CMU.

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: Green, Rubiano & Associates - 1220 W. Harrison Avenue, Harlingen, TX 78550
General Contractor: Barcom Commercial, Inc. - 5826 Bear Lane, Corpus Christi, TX 78405
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: DBR, Inc. - 200 S. 10th Street, #901, McAllen, TX 78501

The new Kennedy Middle School, designed for grades 6 through 8, provides a complete educational facility that incorporates green design concepts, including daylighting to interior spaces with insulated skylight systems, high-efficiency lighting, the use of local and regional materials, and native landscaping features.

The school's orientation on the site and the building's exterior envelope were both carefully considered to provide optimum energy efficiency. The design of the school uses a prototype layout to assist the school district with providing cost-effective building.

Each grade is self-contained within a building wing and shares common facilities such as the library, art classrooms, computer labs, and resource and special education areas, which are centrally located for easy access. State-of-the-art technology infrastructure has been incorporated in the entire campus.

Product Information
Brick: Acme Brick
Roofing: Tremco, Berridge Manufacturing
Flooring: Azrock, Johnsonite, DalTile
Entrances & Storefronts, Curtain Wall, Windows: Kawneer
Daylighting/Skylights: Kalwall
Lighting: Spectrum, Affineon, Musco

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