As part of Austin ISD’s 2017 Bond program, Joeris was selected to lead a design-build team for the new replacement Menchaca Elementary School. The LPA Architects and Joeris General Contractors design-build team completed the new campus’s design and construction within two calendar years. After completing the new campus, Joeris was responsible for the demolition of the existing campus buildings. The Joeris project team carefully phased both the construction and demolition phases to address proximity to an active, occupied campus.
The campus layout showcases the existing landscape, paying particular attention to the heritage trees. The site plan features an interconnected system of three buildings with covered walkways, breezeways, and multi-functional outdoor learning spaces.