Galm Road Area High School

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Client: Northside ISD
Architect: Alamo Architects
Completion Date: est. Fall 2022
General Contractor: Joeris Construction
Project Size: 432,000 sf
Site Area: 70 acres
Structural Engineer: RSCR
MEP Engineer: Wallis Engineering Group
Civil Engineer: MTR Engineers
Landscape Architect: Cooper Lochte
Building Code/Life Safety: Fire Protection Consulting Group
Information Technology: Cleary Zimmermann
Acoustics: WJHW

Located near Government Canyon State Park, Northside ISD’s 12th comprehensive high school is situated on a 70-acre site. The site includes a synthetic track and field, six tennis courts, baseball, softball, and soccer fields, culinary and science gardens, band marching and ROTC pads, and parking.

The building is organized around two courtyards that will serve as outdoor learning and creative centers for students; on the interior, the circulation revolves around a three-story daylit main stair. The building is anchored by an athletic area comprised of two gyms with dressing facilities on one side, and a 900-seat auditorium with full fly loft and orchestra pit on the other.

Included in the program are performing and fine arts spaces, science classrooms, cafeteria, library and career technology facilities including culinary arts, health careers, and the district’s first alternative energy program. To address the growing concern of school safety and security, this high school will be the first for NISD with a security entry lobby.