About This Project
With roots deep in the heart of Texas, The Arkitex Studio knows that the soul of community can be found in its schools. As with many small towns, the school in Snook is an important and prominent part of the community. Six hundred kindergarten through 12th-grade students attend from the local and surrounding rural area. Since the school also serves as a community center, particular attention was paid to safe and secure off-hours access. This project was complicated in that 40,000 square feet of existing school building was to be demolished and 56,000 square feet added; all while the school was to remain functional. In order to accomplish this, the Bryan-College Station-based architects implemented the work in phases. Phase I included demolition of the existing elementary portion, followed by new construction of elementary wing and cafeteria and kitchen. Phase II included a new gymnasium, library, administration space, and secondary-level classrooms and labs. All architectural design work was completed at one time; the entire package was issued to a construction-manager-at-risk for pricing and construction.