Gus Garcia Middle School
New 1100 student middle school for Austin Independent School District for grades 6, 7, and 8. The two-story building totals approximately 160,000 SF. The site work includes concrete driveways and 150 parking spaces, plus playfields (two softball fields, a soccer field, track and football practice field). Suspended slab foundation using pre-cast hollow-core planks. Exterior walls consist of a pre-cast concrete insulated panels system and a conventional masonry veneer with CMU backup. Interior walls are painted CMU and gypsum board on metal studs. The HVAC system is a mixture of four-pipe chilled water and split-system DX. Roofing is modified bitumen with a reflective coating on the insulation board. Using energy-efficient systems and sustainable materials, the building will be qualified to earn a 2-star Green Building rating from the City of Austin.