NORTH FORNEY HIGH SCHOOL

Forney Independent School District

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A FAST-GROWING DISTRICT'S SECOND HIGH SCHOOL

North Forney High School was the District's second high school. Designed as two separate buildings with connecting side bridges and a central Courtyard. The Academic Building reflects the traditional 1922 architecture of Forney's original high school. Across the courtyard, the more contemporary Activity Building houses performing arts, auditorium, and athletics. The cafeteria between athletics and the auditorium provides overflow lobby space for large functions in the Courtyard and provides a large prefunction gathering space adjacent to the auditorium. North Forney High School is the largest project WRA has designed for Forney ISD.Over more than a decade, WRA has completed over 30 projects for Forney ISD, totaling $250,000,000.

 

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PROJECT SCOPE:

Size: 370,838 SF

Budget: $70,000,000

Completion Date: June 2009

Location: Forney, Texas

 

OWNER:

Forney Independent School District

 

CONTRACTOR:

Gallagher Construction

 

AWARDS:

2010 Design Award, TASA/TASB

2010 Educational Appropriateness Award, TASA/TASB

2010 Innovation Award, TASA/TASB

2010 Sustainability Award, TASA/TASB

2010 Outstanding Design, American School & University Magazine

 

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"WRA's responsiveness and service is without a doubt top quality. With our ever increasing student enrollment and housing developments, Forney ISD was building and opening a new school every year for several years in a row. WRA always met the challenge, stayed within the budget for each campus, and delivered quality Construction Documents, with few—if any—change orders."

—Michael T. Smith, Former Superintendent, Forney ISD

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