LBJ High School

Austin, Texas

Encotech designed the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems for the 15,000 square foot Donald Haynes Performing Arts Center at LBJ High School.  The 500-seat theatre achieved a four-star rating from the Austin Energy Green Building Program and incorporated sustainable design elements such as day lighting controls, an energy efficient envelope, insulated roof, improved indoor air quality, energy ventilation recovery system, energy efficient lighting, low-flow plumbing fixtures and low-emitting materials.  Encotech was responsible for developing configurations, maintaining project budgets, all while adhering to a very aggressive schedule.

The project was broken into small phases so that work could be done in coordination with school classes and a construction manager-at-risk was hired to execute the construction phase.  Close coordination between Encotech and the building team was required so that a fair guaranteed maximum price could be achieved.

MEP services included:
Fresh-air upgrades in the crawl spaces
Converting the existing auditorium into classrooms
Electrical and data upgrades to existing classrooms
Addition of a new theatre with stage and lighting (16,000 sq. ft.)
Plumbing upgrades in the kitchen
Enlargement of chemistry classrooms

Engineer of Record services included:
Chiller replacement engineering
Electrical power engineering
Plumbing engineering
Lighting engineering
Mechanical engineering
Quality control