Gus Garcia Middle School

Gus Garcia Middle School

Overview

GUS GARCIA MIDDLE SCHOOL exemplifies a school designed for sustainability. The facility is sited so that classroom spaces take advantage of abundant north and south views and natural light. Systems were designed to exceed energy code requirements, and potable water demands were significantly reduced. In addition, Austin ISD has agreed to use green power for 30% of the school’s energy needs for the next ten years of operation. Limited impervious cover on site and existing vegetation maintained further contributed to the school’s coveted 3-star rating from the Austin Green Building Program.

Quick Facts

  • 160,400SF new
  • 1100 student core
  • Construction Cost $26M
  • Completion August 2007

Awards

  • 2008 TASA | TASB Award Winner