Aransas County ISD – White Gymnasium Rebuild
WKMC Architects, Inc.
Posted: March 2, 2021 | Projects
In August of 2017, Hurricane Harvey swept up the coast of Texas from Port Aransas to Houston. The storm devastated much of the Texas Gulf Coast. The Rockport-Fulton High School suffered so much damage that virtually all of the 700+ students had to attend schools in neighboring communities for the next nine months.
Photo Courtesy of Jud Haggard Photography
The school district was able to have the High School operational by the fall of 2018, but there were still significant facilities which had been completely destroyed and not yet rebuilt.
One of the District’s classroom teachers wrote to Ellen DeGeneres to call attention to the plight of the students and Aransas County Independent School District. Upon learning of the lingering impact of the storm, Ellen persuaded one her flagship advertisers, Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores, to donate one million dollars to help the school district replace the competition gymnasium which had been completely destroyed in the storm. That additional funding gave the District enough resources to construct a totally new gymnasium. The design of this new facility began in the summer of 2018. The project construction was completed in time for use in the fall of 2019.
The facility was designed so that existing dressing and shower facilities in the adjacent gymnasium could be used until funds could be raised to complete a second phase expansion to the new gymnasium.
Interior: Shaw Floor, Daltile, Interceramic, Cambria, MSI Stone
Entrances & Storefronts: Kawneer
Flooring: Daltile, Mannington, Mohawk, Happy Floors
Lighting: Putterman, Scharck & Associates
WKMC Architects, Inc.
909 South Tancahua Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
Ferrell/Brown and Associates, Inc.
Wilkerson & Sanders, Inc.
314 Paloma Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
DBR Engineering Consultants
921 N. Chaparral Street, #211
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
J. Schwarz & Associates, Inc.
P. O. Box 60733
Corpus Christi, TX 78466
Teal Construction Company
5110 Interstate Highway 37
Corpus Christi, TX 78407
Gignac Landscape Architecture
3833 South Staples, #N-119
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Date Bid: Dec 2018 (Construction Manager at Risk)
Construction Period: Dec 2018 to Nov 2019
Site: 1.146 acres.
Total Square Feet: 17,192
Floors: First floor, 17,192; total, 17,192.
Building Height: First, 32’; total, 32’.
Number of Buildings: One.
Basic Construction Type: Brick veneer/cavity wall/New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, pier & grade beam, reinforced concrete.
Exterior Walls: CMU, brick.
Roof: Metal, membrane.
Floors: Concrete, wood.
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall, CMU.