Thelma Richardson Elementary School, Dallas ISD

Dallas, TX

Services: Structural, Civil
Cost: $17M
SF/Floors: 96,250/2
Construction Delivery Method: Competitive Sealed Proposal
LEED Status: Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) Integrated Design

Deep in the heart of southeastern Dallas, Texas, the new Thelma Richardson Elementary School relieves an underserved established community. As part of the 2008 Bond Program, the new elementary school was designed in conjunction with the Collaborative for High Performance School (CHPS) requirements. The two-story facility houses more than 800 students from Pre-K through fifth grade, and contains a total of eight Pre-K and kindergarten classrooms, one multi-grade classroom and four special education classrooms. It features a welcoming protected courtyard entrance. From this covered entry, the larger scaled public spaces are connected to a vertical, light filled lobby that links the classrooms, media center, and performance and administration areas. The project also included a gym, cafeteria and multipurpose meeting room and auditorium. JQ provided Civil and Structural Engineering services for the project.