• Administration Building Conversion of Walnut Springs Elementary
    Budget: $9,950,000

     
     
     
    Completed Work: 
    • Programming and Early Cost Estimating
    • CMAR Board Approval
    • Schematic Design
    • Construction Documents
    • Demolition and Framing Work
    • Drywall
    • Painting
    • Plumbing
    • Electrical
    • HVAC
    • Flooring
    • Storefront
    • Concrete Work
     
    Current Work: 
    • Punchlist Items

     

    Why was a decision made to move the district’s central office/Child Care Center to the WSE building?
    The current DSISD Administration Building was built in 1948 and is well beyond its useful life. Multiple facility assessments spanning more than a decade have identified significant issues with internal and external building components, including roofing, walls, windows, HVAC, electrical and plumbing. This option of converting a former school rather than constructing a brand new administration building was chosen to prioritize instructional facilities, as this approach has a lower cost than new construction. In addition to office space, this repurposed building will serve as a district and community hub. The child care center will double in size to accommodate additional children of staff and DSISD will have appropriate space for professional learning and staff training activities, community education programs, and expansion of support services.