Trinity Basin Preparatory School, Panola Campus

Fort Worth, Texas


  • Education


  • civil engineering
  • mechanical / plumbing engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • landscape architecture
  • land surveying


  • 27,680 SF

BHB provided land surveying; landscape architecture; and civil, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering design for the construction of a new charter school for children in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade. The design was for a new, two-story classroom building that includes a kitchen, media room, and tornado shelter with the capacity to hold 900 to 1,000 people. DX RTUs were specified for their flexibility to meet the varying HVAC needs of the different areas of the school.

This project had specific challenges in order to meet the state requirements for storm shelters in new schools. Requirements included making sure the penetrations for the building were not bigger than a specific area without having rated protection, as well as having a generator, dedicated ventilation systems, and utilities in the event of a tornado. BHB worked with a structural engineer to locate all DX RTUs over one portion of the roof, while maintaining access and clearances.

Key People

  • Joe LaCroix, PE

  • Tom Kellogg, RLA

  • Dave Horsburgh