The project consisted of Surveying, Civil Engineering design, and Permitting for the conversion of the existing 40 Acre site, 1200 Student Dripping Springs Middle School, to an 1,800 student High School on a 100 acre site. Design included civil/site work for the addition of classroom wings, a new kitchen/cafeteria building, a new fine arts auditorium, a career tech building, an agricultural studies building, athletic practice fields, track and field facilities, artificial turf football and soccer field, athletics field house, tennis courts, tennis center, new band practice lot, new passenger and bus drives, and new parking lots.
The existing infrastructure was significantly upgraded, including a new fire protection loop, a new storm sewer system, and new detention and water quality ponds to satisfy local, TCEQ, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service requirements.
Two options for wastewater services were included in the design due to the uncertainty of the availability of a public wastewater system. An on-site wastewater treatment system was designed and permitted, as well as a gravity system to connect to the public system in case it became available.
Challenges in design included the design of interim site layouts, grading, drainage, and utility systems to coordinate with the existing systems such that construction could proceed without interruption to the on-going school schedule.