As a part of the District’s recent Bond Program, BRW was engaged by Humble ISD to develop designs for improvements to the athletic facilities at multiple middle and high schools. Through the collaborative design process, athletic facilities were expanded, modified, refreshed, and relocated to create an improved environment and experience for all users.
High School Athletic Improvements
EQUAL ACCESS is a priority. Existing softball facilities at multiple schools did not provide equal access. They were located the furthest away from all the supporting amenities and softball batting cages were lacking or not of equal quality to the baseball facilities. As part of the design solution, new multi-function buildings with storage, ticketing, restrooms, and concessions were strategically added at Kingwood High School and Summer Creek High School to better serve softball. The location of new shared batting cage facilities at Atascocita, Kingwood, Kingwood Park, and Summer Creek high schools were carefully evaluated to ensure equal access.
PEAK PERFORMANCE requires all weather facilities that meet or exceed current industry standards. Existing batting cages at most of the high schools were uncovered and exposed to the elements. This project included the design of covered, shared batting cage facilities at each high school.
OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE involves planning. In addition to batting cages being provided at each school, storage as part of the new multipurpose building or in an independent storage building was added at each of the high schools to handle equipment storage for sports and facility upkeep.
Middle School Athletic Improvements
ENHANCED FINISHES & SYSTEM create spaces that last longer, are better illuminated, more comfortable, and are easier to maintain. The existing locker areas were dated and in much need of major repairs. PE/Athletic locker rooms, storage, and offices were fully renovated at Atascocita, Creekwood, Humble, Riverwood, and Timberwood Middle Schools. These spaces were completely reconfigured, received all new finishes, and some system upgrades.
PROGRAM RETHINKING results in new opportunities. The existing locker rooms poorly fulfilled multiple functions including classroom space, weightlifting room, and changing area. In the same space students were to change and clean up after PE they were also sweating in while lifting weights. These middle schools struggled with a lack of office space and storage for athletics/ PE while the locker and shower areas were oversized. The Team created a solution with a new, independent weight room addition that allowed removal of the classroom and weight room functions from the locker areas. The new weight room addition creates a space that can be programmed for multiple activities and allows for a new more efficient locker room layout with increased office and storage space.
High School Athletics – BRW, Dally + Associates (Structural), Salas O’Brien (MEP), and Pacheco Koch (Civil)
Middle School Athletics – BRW, Dally + Associates (Structural), Salas O’Brien (MEPT), Office of Moran Architects (Graphics/Branding), Gradient (on-site Civil), and Rekha (off-site Civil)
Dallas Board Games Over lunch
Monday, June 27, 2022 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Join us in the Treehouse for Board Games over lunch! Games are provided, but feel free to bring your own!
BRW’s 9th Annual Art Auction
Friday, July 15th, 2022
Over the past nine years, BRW has hosted an annual Art Auction to raise money for our CANstruction team in their effort to support the North Texas Food Bank. All proceeds from the Art Auction will help purchase cans for our design and donation. More details on our social channels.
TEEX Annual Municipal Vendor Show
July 23, 2022
BRW Attendees: Ray Holliday, Principal of College Station & Rechelle Parker, HR Director
Come see first-hand the products and services that are available including fire and EMS apparatus, tools, apparel, technology, and more. More than 130 exhibitors will be on display—the largest of which is the Municipal Vendor Show at Reed Arena on the campus of Texas A&M University.
FRI | Fire Rescue International
August 24 – August 26, 2022
Each summer, thousands of the most prominent fire and emergency service leaders from across North America and around the globe come to FRI to learn, network and collaborate together. We are thrilled to be heading back to San Antonio for #FRI2022!
BRW Attendees: Ray Holliday, Principal of College Station | Fred Clifford, Associate Principal of Dallas Civic | Carol Kesler, Senior Associate of Dallas Civic
Saturday, August 27, 2022
Canstruction® was founded in 1992 by the late Cheri Melillo and colleagues from the Society for Design Administration (SDA) working in tandem with the American Institute of Architects. The vision for Canstruction® is to unite the design, engineering and construction industry through a unique and fun medium that would provide canned food to the North Texas Food Bank. Over Canstruction Dallas’ 23 year history, they have provided 1.5 million cans for those in need!