Western Hills Addition & Renovation
Western Hills High School
Western Hills High School’s common spaces will be renovated to create collaboration spaces for learning and student interaction. Moderate renovations will be applied to various locations within the school to meet the twenty-first century learning model. Renovations will include reclaiming or repurposing space to support the Arts and Career and Technical Education.
Benbrook, TX 76116
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Our progress is literally stepping up! The front entry concrete steps are being poured.
We’re moving along through the last few rough weather days and still making progress with the underground rough-in preparation for the void boxes and rebar for the slab. As for the front entry and interior work: everything is still progressing!
We’ve been hard at work pushing through these weather conditions! The foundation for the new art addition has begun to form, and we will be prepared for the pour soon.
Check out the foundation forming of the new additions and the pad prep work (photos 1 & 2). We recently had a delivery of more materials so make sure you check back in for more updates!
The interior and front entry way demolition is moving along nicely, and we brought in the new addition drilled piers.
We are seeing great progress with the Earthwork activities at the front entry addition and on the inside we have our interior demo happening. Up next on the agenda: getting piers drilled!
The dirt work has started for the new art addition (photo 1), and the demolition for the first phase of classrooms is complete (photos 2 & 3). Bring on more construction!
Construction has finally begun for the addition and renovation! Check out the demolition progress in some of the classrooms as well as the hallway lockers!
A pre-proposal meeting was held for the bid opportunity, RFQ-CMAR 19-100 Western Hills High School Addition/Renovation, where vendors found out more information about aspects of the procurement process, proposal requirements, contract time, budget and scope. Vendors were taken on a tour of different parts of the school to be renovated. To stay up to date on upcoming bid opportunities, please visit fwisd2017bond.com/vendors.
Pre-proposal meeting to be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 10:00 AM for the bid opportunity RFQ – CMAR 19-100 Western Hills High School Addition/Renovation. Find out more information by clicking here.
Huckabee recently held a student design charrette at Western Hills High School. Thought-starter image boards featuring exterior building images, instructional vs collaboration spaces, and discovery zones were displayed, and students tagged which images they liked or disliked. The students expanded upon what they liked or disliked on sticky notes which were separated into different categories. It prompted a collaborative discussion between all the students as an exchange of ideas and common themes surfaced.
Students then created a wish list of what they would like to see in the renovation.
Huckabee took the students outside to a common area and asked for their ideas on what changes they would like to see.
Finally, students designed their vision of various new spaces within the school.
The architects will utilize the students’ valuable input as reference and inspiration during their design process.
The architects, Huckabee, were at Western Hills High School taking 360 degree photos and laser scans of rooms and hallways using a portable laser scanner. The scans will serve as a base when constructing a 3D model of the school to give them an idea of what is going on in the building.