Huckabee and Associates is a Texas based firm since 1967, committed to creating environments that adapt to ever changing intellectual and social needs.
Huckabee & Associates is an architecture and planning firm based in Texas since 1967 with offices across the state, in Austin, Dalla, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and Waco. Huckabee is ever since committed to creating environments that adapt to ever-changing intellectual and social needs. Huckabee delivers collaborative, thoughtful, and data-driven facility solutions to meet the evolving needs of education. In 2016, Engineering News-Record named Huckabee the Design Firm of the Year as well as the #1 Educational Design Firm. Huckabee has been ranked consecutively for several years by an annual analytical ranking of the top architecture firms, as compiled by ENR and Architectural Record.
Here are 10 iconic projects by Huckabee & Associates:
1. Klein ISD: Hofius Intermediate School, Texas
The design of the school is dynamic and multi-functional. The right balance of contrast, cohesion, and materials give an identity to each space. All spaces welcome an ample amount of natural light and multiple outdoor spaces that create vibrancy. Flexible collaboration spaces create connectivity used for any size gathering; adjustable furniture, and resilient materials that promote seamless movement, allowing students to choose the type of space they want to work or socialize-in. A unique collection of forests and wetlands on-site is maximized by strategically locating windows and outdoor spaces to allow openness, maximize daylight, create security, and provide unique outdoor learning opportunities.
2. Godley ISD: Godley High School, Godley, Texas
The new Godley High School received the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Fort Worth Honor Design Award in 2018. The design of the school centers around the Center for Learning & Innovation, a vast core space that features a café, library, collaboration rooms with movable walls, a film room, learning stair, and access to the outdoors. Throughout GHS, engaging collegiate spaces and flexible elements empower students, emphasize choice, and encourage collaborative learning. Small, medium and large spaces are connected along open corridors, allowing full transparency to learn.
3. Falcon Ridge Elementary School, Minnesota
The design is highly efficient and adaptable, allowing the district to increase capacity in the future without the need for renovations or additions. The school is organized by grade-level learning communities; each community features classrooms, labs, break-out space, and teacher design labs. Movable wall systems allow for flexibility. The use of pop colors for furniture creates a lively and vibrant ambiance.
4. Mansfield ISD: MISD Center for the Performing Arts, Mansfield
The fine arts portion of the building is a versatile auditorium with flexible seating arrangements that accommodate a range of performances and gatherings. With the use of moveable partition walls, the 500-seat multi-use space in the auditorium can be subdivided into six smaller meeting rooms. The center also features an 80-foot open stage design with a retractable proscenium curtain, a digital sound enhancement system that can replicate a variety of chamber hall acoustics and lecture halls that cascade directly onto the stage. These can be withdrawn otherwise from the main hall with the use of 50-foot high moveable acoustic wall panels.
5. Prosper ISD: Prosper High School #3, Prosper
The main building of PHS is anchored by three monumental elements that host timeless pedagogies- an auditorium for performance, an arena for athletic competition, and a forum. The classical architecture of the building embodies symbols of learning. The main street corridor is the modern thoroughfare that connects the forum, arena, and auditorium to their counterparts in the contemporary curriculum.
6. Hammerlund Center for Leadership and Learning, Georgetown
Adaptive re-use of a historic and iconic 1924 building, the project draws on context and innovation maintains integrity while creating progressive learning environments. Formerly a high school, junior high, and elementary school, today, it is Georgetown ISD’s administration building/center for leadership and learning. The design is rooted in the district’s Learner Profile, emphasizing choice and voice. The project won five Stars of Distinction in the areas of Design, Value, Community, Planning, and School Transformation.
7. Southwestern Baptist theological seminary, Mathena Hall, Fort worth
Skinner Masonry and Huckabee worked together on Mathena Hall at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth featuring classrooms, offices, and an exhibit hall, as well as other modern amenities. The use of Brick and masonry on the exterior are justifying aesthetics of the century-old campus. The building design utilizes arches and pillars to represent strength and bridging the gap.
8. West ISD: West High School / Middle School
The exterior and interior of the building act as a confluence of the past and the future. Learning spaces foster self-directed, independent, and individualized instruction. Classroom walls are movable and open into collaborative spill-out spaces with soft seating and charging stations. Insulated Concrete Form used as the main structural wall component provides increased thermal mass, reduced utility costs, energy sustainability, and is a blast, wind, and fire-resistant with an exceptional acoustic performance. Life-cycle durability and aesthetics are acquired using Masonry and tile on the interiors. Adjacencies create symmetry. Spaces do not fight for dominance; they work cohesively to achieve optimum functionality and usability.
9. Dr. Sarah K. Jandrucko Academy for Early Learners, Arlington, Texas
The project won the Caudill award for Design, Community, Planning, and School Transformation. With an area of 54,340 sq.ft, early learning academy brings museum-level engagement with complete hands-on learning. The school is arranged into four pods, each with four interactive learning experiences that are play-based but purposeful. The pods also contain multi-use commons, outdoor courtyards, and age-appropriate amenities. The holistic design approach embraces play, imagination, and freedom for educators to design learning to suit personality.
10. Huckabee Corporate Headquarters, Fort Worth
The 2-story Hucka-cool space located in downtown Fort Worth embodies a healthy and spirited work environment. The lobby and coffee bar are the central hubs of the office, offering flexible use space (and sweeping downtown views) for impromptu meetings, creative sessions, client meetings, or a game of ping-pong in between marathon design sessions. From the custom-designed logo lights that highlight the staircase to color selections throughout, the use of Huckabee brands can be seen everywhere.