"He would research the requirements, estimate the costs and guide me through the process of what I could and could not have."
Principal, Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders
The Bloomington ISD gymnasium had recently been condemned, leaving them without a gym or space for community events. After a hurricane, Bloomington ISD qualified for a FEMA grant. We assisted in developing parameters in which we could meet the requirements of the grant and were asked to help them work with the state appointed FEMA representative to meet requirements of the grant. The state was able to provide federal requirements but not the specifics of the program and what parameters the district must meet for grant funds. We worked directly with state representatives in clarifying the standards and requirements, resulting in a state issued manual based upon our numerous meetings, as this was the first safe room that fully met grant requirements and was fully reimbursed. Unclear federal funding from early budgeting required a collaborative effort with CMAR which led to us constructing the lowest cost safe room within the grant program. Construction went smoothly and without issue for the district. The board expressed their pleasure with the facility and the good will it garnered within their community.
The scope of the project included designing a new field house and gymnasium that was partially financed by FEMA Safe Room funds. The project also included a plaza connecting the new gymnasium to the athletic fields with a new entry gateway.
Bloomington Independent School District
1,000 square feet
• Design Services
• Specialty Design Services
• Government Agency Coordination
• Construction Documents
• Bidding Phase Services
• Construction Phase Services
• Project Close-out
• Warranty Phase Services
Antonio Naylor, ALEP, Project Manager
Clifton Stuckey, Project Associate
• Engineering Systems Solutions, Structural & MEP
This project was completed by Antonio Naylor & Clifton Stuckey while working at Fromberg Associates in Austin, Texas.