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Trustees Review Academic Addition to Braswell, Carrico Athletic Complex Design
Denton ISD Board of School Trustees recently reviewed architectural designs for a new, third academic wing and a practice gymnasium to be added at Braswell High School. The new additions will help account for expected growth in the area.
Trustees also reviewed construction plans for the upgrade to Carrico Athletic Complex, the district’s competition football and track stadium adjacent to the campus of Braswell High School.
The proposed two-story academic classroom wing addition will include a 43,690 square foot first floor consisting of an administrative office, core academic classrooms, career & technology spaces and a special needs classroom. In addition to the same office and classroom spaces as the first floor, the 39,586 square foot second floor will consist of science classrooms and labs and an art classroom. The total square footage in the new academic addition is 83,276 square feet.
The new practice gymnasium addition also taking place at Braswell High School will add another 9,300 square feet to the campus. The new academic wing and practice gymnasium additions will add a total of 92,576 square feet to the Braswell High School campus.
Occurring simultaneously on the campus of Braswell High School will be the construction of Carrico Athletic Complex. The new state-of-the-art athletics facility will feature a 7,000-seat stadium, an 8,358 square-foot press box, three new concessions areas, two video boards, a 50-yard turf practice field area with an endzone and 989 new parking spaces.
Two new locker rooms will also be constructed. The southwest locker room, known as the Denton ISD home team locker room, will consist of 7,642 square feet. The southeast locker room or visitor locker room will consist of 6,724 square feet.
Dr. Ray Braswell High School, the district’s fourth comprehensive high school, is located on approximately 108 acres on the southeast corner of Navo Road and U.S. 380 in the Town of Little Elm. The school’s namesake, Dr. Braswell, served Denton ISD as a teacher, coach and administrator for his entire career and ultimately led the district as superintendent of schools for 14 years. Under his leadership, the district experienced rapid student growth and major successes – both academically and athletically.
Braswell High, with a main building consisting of 452,868 square feet, was designed by VLK Architects and was built by Balfour-Beatty Construction. The facility, which was approved for construction by voters as part of a bond package in 2013, has the initial capacity for 2,600 students. The proposed additional instructional space allows for the building to reach a capacity of 3,000 students.