On May 5, 70 percent of the voters approved a $136.1 million school bond referendum for Texas City ISD.
IBI Group is the contracted architecture firm. TCISD Administrators, staff and personnel attended numerous design meetings and provided IBI with all the necessary input and direction as part of the Design Committee during both the Schematic Design Phase and the Design Development Phase. Their involvement and guidance has been critical to the success of the project.
SCHEMATIC DESIGN PROCESS
This process is the initial phase where the Best Practice Tours, Program of Spaces and initial concepts are arrived at.
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
The purpose of the Design Development process is to incorporate the basic functional and spatial relationships established during the Schematic Design phase into a more detailed building plan with nearly all materials, building systems and components are more fully established and identified. The Committee was reassembled into specific Department committees to identify the specific and detailed needs of each department. IBI Group and Texas City Independent School District administrative staff met with each of the specialists on the committees, sometimes multiple times, to identify all of the detailed requirements for each academic area as identified in the Schematic Design phase. A final review was conducted with each academic specialist and TCISD Administration leaders to assure that all items within the scope of this project met the criteria of TCISD and were included in the final Design Development.
All three schools are anticipated to open in December 2020. La Marque Middle School design and construction will come after the elementary schools.