Weiss High School
Weiss High School, Pflugerville Independent School District’s fourth high school, utilized the services of Dunaway’s structural engineers. Designed by PBK, the new two-story high school has two classroom wings, a 2,500-seat competition gymnasium, an auxiliary gymnasium, an 800-seat auditorium, a cafeteria, and a large library. The entire design team took a collaborative approach to address the site’s expansive clays and high-water table to determine the most suitable foundation system for the project. The final foundation design consisted of slab on grade with drilled piers supporting column elements with extensive pad preparation and perimeter drainage system. The superstructure is structural steel with a combination of vertical braced frames, moment frames, and concrete masonry unit (CMU) shear walls.