2010 Design Award Winner
Unified Building Sciences & Engineering
Thacker Davis Architects
Steel Joist Manufacturer
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.