Delivering for school districts

August 22, 2019K-12

Our school’s shelter some of the most precious people in our community — our children. It’s where they learn, and on their grounds is where they play, evolve, and grow. Dunaway kept that in mind when we teamed with clients on the following projects:

CELINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC COMPLEX

Client: Claycomb Associates
Location: Celina, TX
Services: Structural Engineering

Celina High School made it clear they weren’t just looking for a stadium, but a state-of-the-art athletic complex. They asked — and Dunaway’s structural team delivered. The complex, which includes an expansive concourse, a weight room, a Hall of Fame walkway, an indoor multipurpose facility, a varsity locker room, a banquet hall, and a state-of-the-art film room with built-in seating – is not just impressive, it’s practical.

Celina High School Athletic Complex

MOTT ELEMENTARY

Client: PBK Architects
Location: Pflugerville, TX
Services: Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Surveying

Pflugerville Independent School District and Dunaway have something in common: we both recognize that work is just as important as play. At Mott Elementary School, Dunaway’s structural and civil engineering teams assisted in designing several unique, separate outdoor playgrounds that are planned according to the needs of different grade levels. When Associate and Senior Discipline Lead of Dunaway’s structural engineering department, Sarah Willis, PE, was asked what she enjoyed most about working on this project, she said, “As a parent, I’m passionate about seeing educational facilities evolve, and at Mott Elementary I was excited that we were able to provide an outside learning space for students, as well as a spot for play and creativity.”

Robinson ISD Intermediate School

ROBINSON ISD INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

Client: Robinson ISD/Claycomb Associates
Location: Robinson, TX
Services: Structural Engineering

It was only five years ago that our structural engineers worked to design the framework for Robinson ISD’s Intermediate School. Before opening its doors, Dunaway’s structural engineers overcame the challenges of poor soil condition to successfully design a composite steel foundation, structurally suspended over crawlspace. As Brian Bowden, PE, Senior Discipline Lead of Dunaway’s structural engineering department recalls, “Robinson Intermediate had some of the worst expansive soil conditions I had experienced at the time. We worked closely with Claycomb and Robinson ISD to determine the most cost-effective foundation system and decided to go with a crawlspace to assist with future MEP maintenance of the school.”

We take great pride (and extra care) when working with all of our clients and K-12 projects are no exception. From all of us here at Dunaway, we’d like to wish you and your loved ones a fun and exciting 2019-2020 school year!