High School

2010 Design Award Winner

Hallsville, TX

Structural Engineer
Unified Building Sciences & Engineering

Thacker Davis Architects

Steel Joist Manufacturer

Steel Fabricator
Thornton Steel

A steel joist system was chosen for its efficiency and economy for this 400,000 square foot premier high school in northeast Texas. The complete campus provides fine arts, science, career and technical education and academic facilities, including a competition sports gymnasium and full theatre integrated around a central circular core. Competition gymnasium roof utilized a 194 foot span, 10 foot deep double arched custom joist system, field spliced at mid-span. The joists were spaced at 9′-6″ o/c and were part of the lateral load resisting system with wind moment connections at columns.