College Planning & Management

JUN 2012

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High Schools PROJECT OF DISTINCTION OUTSTANDING DESIGN + ARCHITECTURE IN EDUCATION 12 Cedar Ridge High School ROUND ROCK INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, ROUND ROCK, TEXAS L OCATED ON A GENEROUS SUBURBAN SITE, CEDAR RIDGE High School expresses the progressive educational program while reflecting a modern interpretation of the vernacular architecture. The planning clearly organizes collaborative, project-based learning environments in a way that effectively allows students to navigate through the facility, establishing four independent small learning clusters and career academies: International Business and Economics, Professional Studies, STEM and Visual and Performing Arts. These zones have been or- ganized around a central core that separates public and private spaces, creating outdoor learning courtyards providing a secure, flexible space for additional learning ac- tivities. Each academy contains individual distributed media centers, administration suites and teacher planning areas to provide one-on-one teacher to student interaction while providing fingertip access to each differ- ent academic curriculum. In addition to utilizing tilt-up as the primary construction methodology, the design embraces additional materials to establish a more sophisticated interpretation of the regional hill-country aesthetic. The use of concrete, complemented by natural limestone, reinforces the permanence of the architecture and anchors the building to the site. Win- dows are integrated into the architecture, maximizing the indoor/outdoor connection while also protecting solar heat gain. Cedar Ridge High School is LEED certified. EDS ARCHITECT Perkins+Will KAHickman PATRICK GLENN, AIA, REFP, LEED-AP 214/283-8705 KEITH HICKMAN, AIA, REFP, LEED-AP, RID 512/255-9690 PROJECT INFO CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR COMPLETION DATE GROSS AREA (SQ. FT.) PER PUPIL (SQ. FT.) CAPACITY (STUDENTS) CURRENT ENROLLMENT SITE SIZE (ACRES) COST PER STUDENT COST PER SQ. FT. TOTAL COST Jesus H. Chavez Aug. 2010 375,000 156 2,400 2,400 97 $32,708 $209 $96,899,788 EDUCATION DESIGN SHOWCASE E11

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