Architect & Landscape Architect
Gignac & Associates
222 E. Van Buren #102, Harlingen, TX 78550
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
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.
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.
Brick: Acme Brick
Roofing: Tremco, Berridge Manufacturing
Flooring: Azrock, Johnsonite, DalTile
Entrances & Storefronts, Curtain Wall, Windows: Kawneer
Lighting: Spectrum, Affineon, Musco