CASE STUDY: Booker T. Washington High School, Dallas, Texas, Allied Works Architecture

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Formal name of building: Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts

Location: Dallas, TX

Completion Date
June 2008

Gross square footage
202,000 sf [170,000 new, 32,000 historic renovation]

Total construction cost
$55 million [$32.5 million new construction, $22.5 million renovation]

Dallas Independent School District

Allied Works Architecture, Inc.
1532 SW Morrison Street
Portland OR   97213
P: 503 227 1737
F: 503 227 6509

Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Brad Cloepfil: Principal, Design Lead, AIA
Chris Bixby: Project Lead
David Suttle: Project Architect, AIA
Tenna Florian
Nathan Roelofs
Brent Linden
Andrew Hamblin

Architect of record: Booziotis & Company

Associate architect(s):
Booziotis & Company

Aaron Farmer: Principal, AIA
Peter Doncaster: Project Architect, AIA
Katherin Kosut:  Project Architect - Historic, AIA
Don Roberts: Architect, AIA
Lois McGinnis
Maria Nadeau
Yi Yu

MEP and Fire-Protection Engineering:
Edwards & Zuck, PC

Structural engineering: Datum Engineering 

Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing,  Fire: G&S Consulting

Civil engineering: Jaster Quintanilla 

Theater systems: Encore Design Group

Acoustics: WHJW

Landscape Architect: Caye Cook and Associates

Code consulting: Jim Seally Architect

Historic consulting: ARCHITEXAS

ADA consulting: Accessology

General contractor:
Byrne Ltd, General Contractors

Helene Binet -
Jeremy Bittermann – 971 570 2020
Vicky Sambunaris – 917 597 9747

CAD system, project management, or other software used:


Product Specification

Exterior cladding
Masonry:  Endicott Iron Spot Bricks

Metal/glass curtainwall: Umicore VM Zinc Interlocking Metal

Sitoplast Roof Insulation
Suprema Roofing Membrane

Aluminum: Kawneer North America

Wood doors: DFW Door and Hardware Rift Cut Red Oak  

Special doors (sound control, X-ray, etc.): STC-50 sound control for music studios Moderco Partition Doors

Ives and Trimco Hardware
Panic devices by: Duprin, Pemko, LCN, Rockwood

Interior finishes
Acoustical ceilings: Sonospray FC spray-on acoustical ceilings

Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: DFW Door and Hardware Rift Cut Red Oak Cabinets

Paints and stains: Sherwin-Williams, Pittsburgh Paints, ICI, Benjamin-Moore

Plastic laminate: Nevmar, Pionite, WilsonArt

Floor and wall tile: Dal-Tile

Carpet: J&J Commercial Tile

Raised flooring: American Harlequin Dance Floor in 8 Dance Studios

Assembly Seating: Seating Concepts

Interior ambient lighting: Lithonia, Prudential

Make up rooms: Celestial

Performance Hall: Exceline, Times Square

Sound and Lighting booths: Capri

Cafeteria: Hevi Lite

Miscellaneous: Bega, Ardee, Day-Brite, Bartco, Cole, Omega

Elevators/Escalators: Schindler Elevator Corporation

Toilets: Crane

Faucets: Zurn, American Standard, Delta

Water Coolers: Halsey-Taylor

Eyewash Showers: Encon


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