• Walnut Springs Elementary Relocation/Dripping Springs Middle School Renovations
    Budget: $34,700,000 (WSE) and $4,100,000 (DSMS)

    New WSE Exterior


    Completed Work:

    • Architects and the project manager held multiple meetings to gather pre-design input from teachers, campus administrators, parents, and members of the public. A Google form also was used to collect input.
    • The input that was gathered was reviewed and organized by the architects. A summary of input was provided at meetings held May 28.
    • Architects applied input the the creation of design sketches and worked as a team to take two variations and draw up schematic designs that show the potential location on the site and the general school layout.
    • A community meeting was held to share the two schematic designs on July 23. Meetings also were held with campus administrators and with teachers. All groups had the opportunity to ask questions. The architect gathered feedback from all groups. In addition, a Google form was used to collect feedback.
    • Architects presented a schematic design to the Board of Trustees at the Nov. 18 meeting that included both a site plan and floor plan.
    • Schematic design for DSMS renovations include outdoor learning spaces, collaborative areas, improvements in Functional Academics classrooms, outdoor performance area
    • Construction documents for both WSE construction and DSMS renovation
    • Bids process
    • Traffic study
    • Guaranteed Maximum Price #1, #2 and #3 approved
    • Sitework
    • Demo and removal of wastewater treatment plant
    • New force main wastewater system
    • Demo and removal of metal buildings behind middle school
    • Site clearing and grubbing
    • Building pad
    • Foundation drilled piers


    Current Work:

    • Foundation work
    • Foundation underground plumbing and electrical rough-in 
    • Site storm sewer work
    • Site wastewater and water work


    Next Steps:

    • Completion of foundation work
    • Concrete tilt wall panels
    • Completion of site utilities
    • Geothermal well drilling

     

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    The New Walnut Springs Elementary/Administration Move