Akins High School | Science Classroom Wing
This new wing addition to the campus at Akins High School in South Austin achieved a Four-Star Rating from the Austin Green Building Program. The building features sun shades on the south-facing wall that shade classroom windows from the hot Texas sun but also reflect indirect light into the classroom.
Other notable green features include new bike racks and priority parking for carpool vehicles, low VOC paints, and a reflective roof. Fifty percent (50%) of the materials used to build this project were sourced locally in Texas, and ninety-one percent (91%) of the construction waste from this project was diverted from the landfill. In its daily operation, this building uses 30% less water and 24% less energy than comparable conventionally constructed facilities.
Size: New ~ 15,553 SF
Client: Austin Independent School District
Components: 10 classrooms and 2 science labs addition to an existing high school campus.
Completion Date: 2010
Services: Full Architectural Services, Interior Design
Awards: Four-Star AGBP Rating
Photos by Brent Clifton