Arlington ISD - Webb Elementary School

Arlington, TX

About the project

The John Webb Elementary School project was the first replacement school from the 2019 Bond Issue; replacing the approximately 70-year-old existing structure. The previous building served the population well, in different capacities; however, a new modern building with updated technology was required to keep pace with the changing educational needs of AISD. The construction involved an initial phase of demolition to parts of the existing building, allowing for a new road to be installed before the new school year providing an alternate route for parents and staff, so the traffic patterns were not disrupted. The new structure reflects the generous community partnerships of the existing school while respecting the established bilingual culture. It is appropriately scaled and easily accessible by the community’s many pedestrian students, with sensitivity to the campus’s large special needs population. The facility has many automated building features and high-technology items, including camera surveillance, intrusion alarms, lockdown controls, energy management systems, and security window films. Sustainable strategies include a high-efficiency envelope, efficient mechanical systems, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and energy-efficient LED lighting fixtures. Windows take advantage of views to the west and the south and provide natural light to the educational core and ancillary spaces. In addition to thermal and visual comfort, the design implements a quiet learning environment by providing excellent acoustic qualities in the classrooms. The new elementary school is a CHPS (Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security) Design.

Project Overview

Owner

Arlington ISD

Project Delivery

Competitive Bid

Architect

BRW Architects

Project Details

102,907 SF
New Construction