BRW School Architecture

School Design

THELMA RICHARDSON OPENS HER DOORS

The recently completed Thelma Richardson Elementary School opened its doors to teachers last week and will welcome Dallas ISD students for the first day of school on Monday, August 26.  The new elementary school celebrates the life of the namesake, Thelma Elizabeth Page Richardson, and her role in breaking down the walls of teacher segregation in Dallas.  Vibrant, colorful panels and durable materials provide the district with a new CHPS designed school that will last well into the future.  Included are a few detailed images as we celebrate the school’s opening.  More pictures will be posted on our website and blog soon, so be sure to check back at www.brwarch.com.

Thelm Richardson Photos

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INTOWN OUTING AT WOODROW WILSON

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Craig Reynolds, FAIA will be speaking tonight about the extensive restoration that BRW Architects recently completed at Woodrow Wilson High School.  The event, which is sponsored by Preservation Dallas is free for members and $20 for  non-members.  Reservations are required. Please contact Preservation Dallas at 214-821-3290 to RSVP.


PROGRESS: HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

The Historic San Jacinto Memorial Building in Houston, Texas is a three-story 180,000 SF building originally built in 1914.  Now a part of Houston Community College, the building is currently undergoing a complete interior renovation and is being redeveloped as an administrative and academic classroom building.  BRW is currently in the process of restoring the historic exterior of the building back to the glory of its original design.  Additionally, the finished building interior design will highlight its history while creating state-of-the-art spaces for the College’s future academic and education environment.

Here is a look at the current progress on the project:

Existing Building

EXISTING BUILDING BEFORE DEMO AND REMODEL WORK

DEMO AND CLEANUP STAGE

DEMO AND CLEANUP STAGE

CURRENT PROGRESS

CURRENT PROGRESS


WOODROW WINS PRESERVATION AWARD

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Congratulations to Dallas Independent School District’s Woodrow Wilson High School for winning an Achievement award from Preservation Dallas!  The award will be presented at the 14th Annual Preservation Dallas Achievement Awards ceremony on May 15th at the new Dallas City Performance Hall.  Click here for more information about the awards and ceremony and to order tickets.  View a PDF of the photos used in the presentation here.


LIGHTING THE WAY AT JOHN T. WHITE ELEMENTARY

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BRW was recently published in American School & University Magazine’s February addition.  Click here to view the article, “Lighting the Way to Better Education,” written by Anne Hildenbrand, AIA and Lisa Lamkin, AIA.


WHIDBY PROGRESS

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An important milestone has been reached for the Tina E. Whidby Elementary School Renovation project in the Houston Independent School District.  The reverse halo-lit signage has been installed and the screen wall tile for the new entry plaza and bus drop-off has been completed.  We look forward to the finalized photos of the entire project!

POSTED BY: LARRY WATKINS, AIA


A SNEAK PEEK AT WOODROW WILSON HIGH SCHOOL

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New Addition

Dallas Independent School District’s Woodrow Wilson High School opened for the 2013 spring semester with a new addition and a fresh renovation.  Although the official grand opening will not occur until April, we thought we might share a few sneak peak pictures.  We’ll be sure to give you the full photo tour once the grass greens up!

New Windows

Restored Light Fixtures

Restored Light Fixtures