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September 2015

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Groundbreakings Across the State

By | Client News

At Huckabee, we love the communities we serve, and we love helping to provide students with quality facilities that enrich quality education. In the past month, our Huckabee teams have been all over Texas, sharing in our clients’ joys as new campuses are opened and future campuses are coming to life.

In Dripping Springs ISD, our Austin team joined Tiger Nation to celebrate homecoming week at a community spirit rally. The team had the opportunity to share the design for the renovation of Tiger Stadium with the public. The much anticipated stadium, which started construction in August, will feature 8,000 seats, a new press box and amenities and will be located at the high school.

In Granbury, our Fort Worth team helped Granbury ISD and Superintendent Dr. James Largent cut the ribbon on the completed Phase 1 of extensive high school additions and renovations. Phase 1 opens the new cafeteria and coffee bar, learning commons, fine arts wing and the Willie and Wanda Crossland Academic Wing which houses ninth graders. Construction continues on the school’s career and technology addition, auditorium and science lab renovations and athletic improvements. The completion of Phase 1 marks a years-long effort and collaboration between the district, community and Huckabee to provide students with an exceptional learning facility.

Huckabee has also been proud to open several new schools for the 2015-2016 school year, including new elementary schools in Gatesville ISD, Palmer ISD and Prosper ISD, as well as a new junior high school in Alvarado ISD.

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Huckabee Opens New Headquarters

By | News
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Huckabee officially cut the ribbon last week for its new office space in Burnett Plaza in downtown Fort Worth—on the heels of the firm’s grand opening for its Austin office’s new location in The Domain weeks before. It was Huckabee’s first chance to welcome school district clients, corporate partners and special guests into the new office (to read more about Huckabee’s new corporate digs, click here). More than 200 people attended and had the opportunity to explore the office’s 45,000 square feet of collaborative and technology-driven work space.

In Fort Worth, Huckabee dedicated three meeting spaces in honor of individuals who have made an impact on the Huckabee story. The Terry Learning Center—the central space in which Huckabee employees gather to re-connect, learn and socialize—was re-dedicated in memory of Timothy Terry, a former employee who made a lifelong impression on the firm before his passing. The Newsom Room—a unique meeting space and central design element of the lobby—was dedicated in memory of Vernon Newsom, former Superintendent of Mansfield ISD. And, The Founders Room—a state-of-the-art conference room—was dedicated in honor of the company’s founder, Mr. Tommie Huckabee. In Austin, Huckabee dedicated The Hart Room in honor of Dr. Rob Hart, Superintendent of Liberty Hill ISD.

Huckabee has six offices in Texas, located in Fort Worth, Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and LEx Labs, our educational research lab, at Baylor University in Waco.

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Huckabee Named Giants 300 Top 10

By | Industry

Building Design + Construction magazine released the 2015 Giants 300 list, naming Huckabee #40 nationwide and #4 in the Top 10 K-12 School Sector for Architecture Firms. Of those recognized, Huckabee is one of the only firms that exclusively serves Texas educational clients.

The annual list is determined based on market-sector revenue, BIM revenue, green building work and other criteria. It represents the largest and most innovative firms in the architecture, engineering and construction fields. Huckabee has earned its spot as one of the leading architecture firms in the nation, having experienced record growth over the past five years. Since 2010, the firm has added regional locations to complement the corporate office in Fort Worth (including offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio) in addition to an educational research lab, LEx Labs, at Baylor University where the learning environment is being studied and explored.

“We continue to strengthen our presence—both in size and in innovation. Being recognized as a top firm is a reflection of these efforts, driven by our commitment to educational clients and the design of pioneering learning environments.”

Chris Huckabee, Chief Executive Officer, Huckabee