Billy Earl Dade Middle School
Architect: Kell Munoz / KAI Texas
This three-story, 210,000 SF middle school accommodates 1,000 students from sixth through eight grades. The new school, completed on a fast-track 10-month schedule, includes 43 classrooms; football, baseball and softball fields; two gymnasiums and locker rooms; auditorium; food service/cafeteria area; and a geothermal heating and cooling system. Exterior features include brick veneer and stone panel accents, curtain walls, aluminum canopies, and glass patterns that create a quilting effect. Prominent interior finishes include ceramic tile and wood flooring.
The scope of work also included roadway improvements, concrete drives and paving, geothermal well field and piping, communications systems and structured cabling, fire suppression and alarm systems, landscaping, and irrigation system.
Brian Johnson, LEED AP - Dallas ISD
I consider the construction team that was placed on Billy Dade MS high on my list as one of the best. As a representative of the owner I appreciate the customer service that was provided to me throughout this whole process.
- ENR Best of the Best K-12 Education Project, 2014
- 2014 TEXO Distinguished Building Award – Merit Award
- ENR Texas & Louisiana Best K-12 Project, 2014