Satterfield & Pontikes Construction » Billy Earl Dade Middle School

Billy Earl Dade Middle School

Dallas, TX

Owner: Dallas ISD
Architect: Kell Munoz / KAI Texas

Sustainable Features

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.

  • 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
The 3-D BIM model helped the team to precisely develop and manage the schedule as well as detect and resolve conflicts in the location of above-ceiling components. Subcontractors were able to develop a detailed sequencing of installation through our schedule.
The school is designed and constructed according to environmental standards developed by the Texas Collaborative for High Performance Schools and includes numerous energy-saving components and systems.