NEISD Transportation Facility Upgrades

As part of the 2015 NEISD Bond Program, LSA provided 9,598 SF of upgrades to the existing transportation offices, shop bays, fueling station, and bus wash area that included replacing the HVAC systems, renovation of the existing restrooms to ADA standards, and new offices with built-in millwork storage.

The shop bay areas underwent major renovations to include new lighting, new pull-down equipment, heavy-duty workbenches, re-sealing of the concrete flooring, new exterior canopy, new intercom system, and new floor and wall finishes.

NEISD Police Department Safety and Security Upgrades

A part of the 2015 NEISD Bond Program, LSA provided design services for a 996 square foot addition of the existing police department that consists of a new communications dispatch center, detective offices and adjoining restroom facilities. The 2,395 square foot renovation includes existing police monitoring/dispatch offices, fire suppression and alarm system, keyless access to monitoring station, new millwork, and HVAC systems.

Colonial Hills Elementary School Kitchen Upgrades

As part of the 2015 NEISD Program, LSA is providing architectural and interior design services for a 2,121 SF renovation of the cafetorium and a 2,773 SF new industrial kitchen addition with dual serving lines, industrial sink and dishwasher, food prep area, walk-in cooler/freezer, stove, dishwasher, office, staff locker/restrooms, dry storage & delivery/loading dock for kitchen deliveries.

MacArthur High School Performing Arts Center

One of 4 awarded projects under the NEISD 2015 $499 million Bond program. The 17,373 SF Addition included a new dance rehearsal hall with locker rooms, offices and prop storage area, new Orchestra rehearsal hall with 2 practice rooms, ensemble practice rooms, office, library and storage. The addition includes a large freight elevator to access the 1st and 2nd floors by the stage and a colorful, iconic art mural that frames the staircase of the front entry lobby.

The 10,730 SF renovation includes 6 practice rooms in the Band Hall, new paint and flooring for the large ensemble room and rehearsal hall, and the expansion and reconfiguration of the instrument storage area. For the drama hall, LSA renovated and reconfigured the space for a new Green Room, new boy’s and girl’s dressing rooms, classrooms, office and storage spaces, and a scene shop. Other improvements include updated finishes in the foyer and restrooms, and equipment storage in separate sound-engineered rooms. Updated security measures included secure access card readers entries and high-tech surveillance cameras.

Palo Alto College Multiple Building Renovations

Lopez Salas Architects provided Facilities Analysis & Assessments, Cost Estimates, Programming, Architectural Design Services for the renovation of multiple buildings that included 5 Classroom buildings, Student Center, Counseling Center, entry lobby and connecting covered walkways.

The buildings were gutted inside and renovated to modernize them and consolidate smaller classrooms to create larger education spaces to better serve current needs. Interior renovation included new floor ceilings and wall finishes throughout all classrooms and corridors. Renovations included the total removal and replacement of the exterior masonry, windows, EIFS and windows, and re-roofing. Complete renovation of all restroom facilities and updated state-of-the-art Information Technology systems and equipment was provided. LSA was also engaged to provide a furniture package and provide for new landscaping. The exterior skin was complete ly replaced with an integral color concrete block that gave the building a much more clean and refined look.
connecting covered walkways.

Renovations to the buildings on the Palo Alto College campus included the consolidation of two buildings into the new Palomino Center (19,221 GSF), San Marcos Hall (12,048 GSF Business Bldg.) Guadalupe Hall (13,104 GSF Social Sciences Building) Frio Hall (13,104 GSF Math and Science Building, Nueces Hall (14,834 GSF Applied Science Building) and the Education Building. Design components of the lab classroooms in the Applied Science Building included computer terminals, specimen storage areas and general storage rooms, sink areas, emergency shower, autoclave, locker rooms, laboratory work tables, and high-tech AV equipment.
connecting covered walkways.

As lead architect on the design-build team, LSA did the initial assessment, as well as developed and prepared the design development and construction documents. Work included construction administration and coordination with Alamo Colleges and design-build team members.

Ridgeview Elementary

Lopez Salas Architects provided architectural design services for a new 2-story 32,600 square foot addition that included a glass enclosed entry vestibule, 21 general purpose classrooms with adjoining restrooms, 2 Music rooms, 4 Teacher resource areas (bookroom, workroom and 2 teacher conference rooms. A covered walkway from the new addition to the Academic building was included. The building utilizes low maintenance materials while providing the campus with a new and bold direction. The cobalt blue glazed brick wall acts as a bold design feature while functioning as a sun shade to protect the glass atrium lobby from the west sun. The blue wall also creates a backdrop to the red cylindrical element that houses the elevator shaft.

Agnes Cotton Elementary

As part of the 2010 $515 million Bond Program, LSA provided architectural and interior design services for 57,871 SF of classroom additions to two-story elementary school and 15,410 SF of additions to the cafetorium/kitchen and administration building. The new building included 31 classrooms, colorful corridors and tiled restrooms, improved campus-wide security and access control features, as well as new IT, PA, and Audiovisual systems.

Additions to the North Wing included a new 6,392 SF cafeteria and industrial kitchen, a 730 square foot stage, a new Grand Music Room, art lab and teacher’s dining room. The 9,018 square foot admin wing addition included classrooms, Principal and Vice Principal offices, counseling offices, teacher’s work center, faculty restrooms, a clinic with nurses station, conference and exam rooms on the first floor. The second floor consisted of classrooms and 2 Science labs.

Renovation of the South wing included upgrades to finishes, ceilings and carpet and IT and MEP systems in the library and computer lab, and renovations of classrooms and corridors. A stand-alone mechanical room & associated mechanical yard with 2 new chillers was also provided.


Jackson-Keller Elementary

As part of the 2007 Capital Improvement Bond program, LSA provided architectural design services for a two-story addition to the elementary School. The additions included 27 new classrooms, 2 music classrooms, administrative offices, teacher’s resource center, conference and support areas, bookrooms, storage, a playground area, and an adjoining 5,700 square foot gymnasium. Additions included a new front entrance and building canopies, as well as the construction of a new parking lot and parent drop-off and pick-up loop to ease traffic flow. The building design allowed the introduction of a new vocabulary for the property while maintaining the use of the original masonry. The connections between the two buildings were designed to allow outdoor teaching areas within a landscaped meandering path.

Junkin Campus Ministry Center

Lopez Salas Architects provided architectural design services for the adaptive-reuse and renovation of the existing Dietert chapel building to better serve multi-use campus functions at Schreiner University. In lieu of demolition of the outdated facility, LSA proposed a more functional program/space plan and performed a complete interior renovation and exterior redesign in order to preserve the existing building.  The end result was an innovative, multi-use facility that afforded the client considerable cost savings.

The project included 11,347 s.f. of renovations for a new recital hall, kitchen/food prep area, new offices, fellowship hall, storage rooms in the backstage area, resloping of the chapel floor, updated corridors, redesigned chapel space and front entryway with all-glass foyer and updated lobby, and addition of intimate outside labyrinth seating area.

Moody Science Building

Lopez Salas Architects provided architectural services for the expansion & renovation of the Moody Science Building. Built in the mid 60’s, the Moody Science building was in need of modernization and the addition of new functional spaces including the main lobby with vertical circulation.

The project included the total renovation of the building’s core components and interior spaces, including all classrooms, laboratories, lecture rooms, and corridors. The main lobby addition consisted of aluminum and glass with a central staircase to give the building a modern high-tech look representative of a Science building. Design components of the laboratory classrooms included computer terminals, specimen storage areas and general storage rooms, sink areas, emergency shower, autoclave, locker rooms, laboratory work tables, and high-tech AV equipment.

To date, this is the second of three projects that Lopez Salas Architects has completed for Schreiner University.