Lady Bird Johnson Middle School
Wilks Masonry Corporation
Architect: Corgan Associates, Inc.
General Contractor: Balfour Beatty Construction
Suppliers: Blackson Brick Company ; Headwaters Construction Materials ; TXI ; Cisco Supply
Owner: Irving Independent School District
Wall System: Cavity Wall: Brick Veneer/Steel Stud
Lady Bird Johnson Middle School in Irving, Texas, will be the first net-zero designed school in the state of Texas. The 152,250 square-foot campus is aiming to be the largest net-zero educational facility in the country. This middle school generates 99% of the energy needed without using fossil fuels. It offers “hands on experience” for students to learn environmental responsibility. Lady Bird Johnson Middle School, the eighth middle school for Irving ISD, will serve approximately 900 students in grades six through eight. The facility incorporates geothermal HVAC, and passive solar interior day-lighting. It has an efficient building envelop, with a high efficiency kitchen. The building has advanced controls systems monitoring with the goal to reduce energy consumption over 50% from the traditional school model. Material included three different colors of brick and regular concrete masonry units. In the construction of Lady Bird Johnson Middle School, Wilks Masonry was pleased to accomplish LEED Gold standards with: Corgan Associates, Balfour Beatty Construction, Blackson Brick Company, Headwaters Construction Materials, Cisco Supply, and TXI/Spec Mix.
Date of Project Completion: August 2011
Photography by Gary Lockwood