When state funding was allocated for Texas School for the Deaf critical needs repairs and assessments, GSC Architects was brought on board; and our first assignment was to physically review each critical deficiency and rank them accordingly by the highest life safety priority to lowest.
Beginning with high priority assessments, GSC reviewed the campus, buildings, roofs, infrastructure, ADA and usability for each area. We designed 5 separate phasing packages which resulted in 8 phased construction packages. This allowed the new electrical distribution system to be constructed first, as it was critical. Roofing updates, security, gymnasium bleacher and stair treads/risers followed. GSC Architects created a “blue light”design that tied into the new fire alarm notification system, which enabled hearing impaired students and instructors to “see” the fire alarm in lieu of hearing it.
Client: Texas Facilities Commission
Size: 55,235 SF
Services Provided Full A/E Services, Planning/Programming, Architectural Design, Interior Design and Construction Administration
Photographs: Impressive Spaces