Vista Ridge Middle School
Our team provided civil and structural engineering, survey, environmental, and landscape architecture design services for Trinity Valley, a new middle school in Keller with a 2,000 student capacity. Civil site development included a 35-acre preliminary plat for the middle school lot and two commercial lots. A 10-foot perimeter trail loop connects students to the adjacent neighborhoods with special paving at intersections.
The overall project design included an athletic complex for a variety of field and court sports, such as football, soccer, tennis, basketball, and track. Spectator amenities including bleacher seating, restrooms, and concessions serve the campus. The new school is nearly 250,000 square feet and features a courtyard dining area near the cafeteria, which also serves as outdoor classroom space.
The middle school is adjacent to Thompson Road, which has enhanced landscape along the parkway and medians. The campus entrance was designed to be an extension of this, and to welcome students and visitors with supplemental planting, flowering ornamental trees and large shade trees.
Project analysis included a Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR) of the stream to the west of the middle school which included a large multiple box bridge crossing with a pedestrian tunnel to serve a future looped trail systems that will unify the tennis courts and trail amenities to the planned residential development to the south. A mass grading plan was provided to excavate approximately 100,000 cubic-yards of cut from the school site and exported to future commercial lots on the frontage road of I-35 and used to finalize the new channel banks of the stream which coincided with the CLOMR hydraulic models. Enhanced raised cross walks across Thompson Road were constructed providing a safer route for pedestrian traffic.