Dallas ISD

SOLAR Preparatory School for Girls

2019 Finalist of FETC STEM Excellence Award

Quick Facts

Size: 45,000 SF

Location: Dallas, TX

Service: MEP Design, Fire Protection, & Technology

  • 2019 finalist of the FETC STEM Excellence Award
  • A renovation and addition of an all-girl’s public school with a focus on science, technology, arts, engineering, and math (STEAM) with a ground-breaking approach to social-and-emotional learning and socioeconomic diversity
  • 2-story addition became main school entrance
  • Cafeteria, platform stage, and select restrooms constructed to be storm shelters
  • Created new classrooms, cafeteria, dining, administration, science lab, and music room
  • 1-story locker room added to existing gym
  • Renovations included changing prior dining area into art/maker space
  • Existing administration space became classrooms
  • New plumbing, mechanical, electrical, fire alarm, public address, sound, and intercom systems added throughout building

Quick Facts

Size: ~100,000 SF

Location: Arlington, TX

Service: MEP Design & Fire Protection

  • 5-story office tower renovation that allowed for the consolidation of 10 existing buildings to save employees time and efficiency, and the school district money
  • Met the 50% compressed design phase so the location could be operational prior to the beginning of the school year 
  • Life-cycle cost analysis showed that converting building from chilled water cooling and electric heat to a VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) system would show significant savings
  • Relocated and combined academic service department, added training space, and backup for district’s network servers
  • Replaced HVAC system to improve energy efficiency
  • Implemented bipolar ionization, ventilation, and filtration techniques to remove air contaminants

Arlington ISD

Enterprise Administration Building

Fort Worth ISD

Arlington Heights High School

Quick Facts

Size: ~24,000 SF

Location: Fort Worth, TX

Service: MEP Design & Fire Protection

  • Addition and renovation of historic high school meeting the challenge of integrating modern technology into a building that was built in the 1920’s seamlessly
  • New 15,000 SF cafeteria and kitchen addition had to be constructed while school was still in session
  • Existing kitchen needed to remain operable to serve students and faculty
  • Renovation of locker rooms and weight room
  • Upgrades to life safety, including emergency lighting, exit signage, fire strobes, smoke detectors, and horns for the fire alarm system
  • Upgraded public address, and clock system throughout the entire facility

Quick Facts

Size: 56,400 SF

Location: Dallas, TX

Service: MEP Design, Fire Protection, & Technology

  • 3-story addition with new storm shelter
  • Renovation of administration area, student restrooms, auditorium, library, and kitchen
  • Added new fire alarm, voice evacuation, PA, and master clock system
  • Addition of cooling tower
  • Replaced existing roof system
  • Upgraded off-site sanitary line
  • Added new landscape and irrigation systems

Dallas ISD

Eduardo Mata Montessori School

Dallas ISD

Sunset High School

Quick Facts

Size: 165,000 SF

Location: Dallas, TX

Service: MEP Design, Fire Protection & Construction Administration

  • Addition & renovation project to help maximize the existing structure and create much-needed space for the arts and athletic facilities with considerations made for the preservation of the building’s 1925 historic integrity
  • Addition of a new secure main entrance, storm shelter, choir, black box theatre, and 1000-seat competition gym
  • Building façade was renovated
  • Expanded and renovated the administration area
  • Roof and window replacements refreshed and unified the existing building
  • Consolidated classrooms onto main campus
  • Renovated existing classroom

Quick Facts

Size: 115,035 SF

Location: Garland, TX

Service: MEP Design, Fire Protection & Construction Administration

  • Provided MEP design for new climate controlled band hall and choir room:
    • dehumidification
    • unoccupied temperature setback control to reduce damage to band and choir equipment, uniforms, and documents
  • Upgraded existing HVAC system
  • Replaced and upgraded lighting throughout
  • Replace water piping  and drinking fountains
  • Repurposed existing choir room and created 2 classrooms
  • Coordinated renovations with Garland ISD to avoid interruption of school activities

Garland ISD

Coyle Middle School

Dallas

511 E. John Carpenter Fwy Suite 250 Irving, TX 75062
T: 214.496.1670

Fort Worth

600 West 6th St Floor 4 Fort Worth, TX 76102
T: 817.962.0336

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