LG Pinkston High School in Dallas, Texas was designed by Alta Architects and built by Rogers O'Brien Construction. The 226,000 square foot, 3-story DISD school houses an early college wing, a performing arts auditorium, two gymnasiums that also serve as community storm shelters, indoor and outdoor dining, and full athletic fields, all of which surround a large central courtyard where performances and outdoor classes can take place. It features various green technologies developed through consultation with a climatologist.
One of the highlights of the space is the Youth and Family Center which is run in cooperation with Parkland Hospital providing health and social resources to the community of Dallas. The design of the school was inspired by the 101-year-old Cuban-American painter Carmen Herrera. It brings a language of color and strong lines, highlighting the colors and identity of the school and its Viking mascot.
Additional consultants on the project were Pape-Dawson Engineers, Datum-Rios, KAI, WJHW, and JMK Consulting.
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