Insights

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September 21, 2021

Project Spotlight: Houston ISD – Sterling Aviation High School

When the Houston Independent School District was ready to replace one of their existing schools, they took the opportunity to really explore new horizons. The three-story, 252,000 sf Ross Shaw Sterling Aviation High School includes an aviation magnet program to produce the next generation of pilots, mechanics, engineers, and aviation leaders.

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August 17, 2021

Project Spotlight: Houston ISD – Sam Houston MSTC High School

Sam Houston Math, Science, and Technology Center is located in Houston, Texas, and is part of Houston ISD. The vision for this 369,141 sf project, designed by Stantec, integrated a new comprehensive high school, which included renovating and incorporating the recently constructed science wing.

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May 11, 2021

Project Spotlight: Fort Bend ISD – James Patterson Elementary School

Designed by Huckabee, the new 125,393 sf elementary school for Fort Bend ISD, located on a 13-acre site in Richmond, Texas, supports small-group engagement and collaboration with the use of grade-level learning neighborhoods and a large 2-story learning commons.

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April 13, 2021

Project Spotlight: Houston ISD – Milby High School

Houston Independent School District’s Milby High School is a place where past, present, and future meet. Designed by Kirksey Architecture, the project includes 40,000 sf of renovation to the historical structure built in 1926 as well as 240,000 sf of new construction.

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February 18, 2021

Project Spotlight: Houston ISD – Energy Institute High School

Located in Houston’s Third Ward, Energy Institute High School is the newest magnet school in Houston ISD and the first energy-focused magnet school in the Nation. The campus, established in the “Energy Capital of the World,” is helping the district pave the way for students who aspire to a career in the energy industry and ensure they are well versed in corporate culture.

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December 17, 2020

Project Spotlight: Conroe ISD – Flex 20 Elementary School

DBR is pleased to be working with IBI Group on the design for the Flex 20 Elementary School for Conroe ISD, a two-story, 125,000 SF facility designed to ultimately house 1,000 students. The organization, classroom layout, materials, systems, and program spaces of the Conroe ISD “flex school” prototype were reviewed and revised to meet the latest curriculum and technology standards.

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August 28, 2020

Exploring Retro-Cx: A Public High School Case Study

In the Spring of 2016, DBR was hired to perform retro-commissioning for a public school district in Texas. The project was a 396,000 sf high school that was constructed in 2001-2002. The scope was limited to the HVAC system and associated controls. The process lasted for five months and included functional testing over a six week period which identified 155 issues in 17 categories. The estimated energy savings that could be realized by implementing the identified energy conservation measures was 41%.

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August 17, 2020

Project Spotlight: Montgomery ISD – Lake Creek High School

DBR is pleased to have worked with Huckabee on a new 350,000 square foot, state-of-the-art campus to serve as Montgomery ISD’s second high school. Lake Creek High School is designed to initially serve 900 students in grades 9-11 with plans for expansion as the enrollment increases.

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June 18, 2020

Project Spotlight: Dripping Springs ISD – Walnut Springs Elementary Relocation & Middle School Renovation

DBR is pleased to be working with Corgan, on the design of the replacement of Walnut Springs Elementary and Renovations to Dripping Springs Middle school. The new Walnut Springs Elementary School will be constructed immediately adjacent to the existing Dripping Springs Middle School campus.

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June 11, 2019

K-12 Safety & Security Best Practices

The security of schools has become a growing concern due to recent events in our society, including gun crimes, that expose students, teachers, staff and parents to danger. The safety and security challenges schools face today are more multifaceted and complex than ever before, and protecting students and staff requires a comprehensive approach to these challenges.

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