Classroom & Administration Building|
Bailey Architects, Inc.
55 Waugh Drive, #450, Houston, TX 77007
Location: Houston, Texas
Date Bid: Apr 2011 Construction Period: June 2011 to June
Total Square Feet: 65,234 Site: 129,813 square feet.
Number of Buildings: One; 33 classrooms seating 1,085.
Building Size: First floor, 21,370; second floor, 21,852; third
floor, 22,012; total, 65,234 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 14’; second floor, 14’; each
additional floor, 15’4”; floor to floor, 14’; total, 43’4”.
Basic Construction Type: New/2-B
Foundation: Structural slab. Exterior Walls: Brick,
curtain wall. Roof: Modified bitumen. Floors: Concrete on
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.
Projected and/or modeled energy usage KBTU/SF/yr: 45.83.
Owner: The Awty International School - 7455 Awty School Road,
Houston, TX 77055
Structural Engineer: Haynes Whaley Associates - 3700 West Sam
Houston Parkway South, #100 Houston, TX 77042
General Contractor & Cost Estimator: Tellepsen Builders, L.P. -
777 Benmar, #400, Houston, TX 77060
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Burns DeLatte & McCoy, Inc. -
320 Westcott Street, #100, Houston, TX 77007
Commissioning: Pennington & Associates Commissioning - 7710
Cherry Park Drive, #337, Houston, TX 77095
The Classroom and Administration Building initiated the first phase of
The Awty International School's newly developed master-plan prepared by
Bailey Architects. Bailey Architects, a Houston-based architecture firm,
has had an on-going client relationship with Awty, one of the country's
premier private international schools, since 2001 beginning with the
adaptive reuse of a two-story warehouse for a lower school, a 24.5-acre
master plan, athletic complex, and 450-car parking garage. Plans are on
the boards for a new preschool and construction started in June 2013 on
a lower school expansion as the school anticipates growth from the
current 1,504 student enrollment
to 1,550 students.
Tasked with efficiently incorporating a diverse program on a very
limited site, Bailey Architects designed the Classroom and
Administration Building to house 33 classrooms, art studios, a dining
hall, and the school's administrative headquarters in addition to
relocating an existing soccer field to support Awty's athletic program.
Conversion of the dining hall to 10 more classrooms is anticipated.
Multiple first-floor entrances direct students, visitors, and staff to
enter the building separately, and zone academic, administrative,
support, and dining operations. The new classroom building enhances
Awty's ability to respond to a growing student body and curriculum, and
to continue providing excellent academic programs. The building design
achieved LEED Silver from the USGBC LEED for Schools program for its
sustainable site approach, water conservation, energy efficiency,
selection of materials and products with recycled content, and special
consideration for improved indoor air quality.
Established in 1956, Awty is currently the largest international school
in the United States and ranks the largest among ISAS (Independent
Schools Association of the Southwest) member schools in Houston. The
school offers parallel programs from Preschool to Grade 12 leading to
either the International Baccalaureate or the
LEED® Points Achieved
Energy & Atmosphere
Materials & Resources
Indoor Environmental Quality 11
Innovation in Design Process 3
Sheathing: Georgia Pacific Brick: Acme
Steel Framing: Clark Dietrich Roofing: Johns Manville
Windows, Curtain Wall, Entrances & Storefronts: Kawneer
Elevators: Schindler Lighting: Lesco