Bryant High School

Bryant High School hired Crafton Tull to provide engineering and design services including a  comprehensive study of a 20-plus acre tract, housing 25 buildings as well as any associated site improvements. These improvements included enhanced public access to the campus, student circulation and safety, and student and staff parking needs. The goal of the proposed improvements, which develop an overall campus atmosphere, included rerouting bus traffic, adding student and staff parking, the addition of a main campus plaza and promenade, overall campus drainage plan, and a new classroom building. Our landscape architecture team used several native species of trees and shrubs, as well as types of plantings that are drought resistant, as a way to reduce the amount of irrigation needed for the landscape. They also chose a species of grass that does not require mowing to reduce maintenance costs and the burning of fuel that introduces hydrocarbons into the atmosphere. Our team placed trees in close proximity to the paved areas to provide shade t and reduce the heat island effect. The first design phase of the improvements began in the Fall of 2009. It included several drainage and utility improvements, public street realignments, new student and staff parking, as well as the classroom building that later received LEED Certification.