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VLK Architects Celebrates Topping Out on their Seventh Project with Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD

PECOS, TX — VLK Architects joined Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD for the topping out of the new Agricultural Sciences Complex. PBTISD students, staff, and community members gathered for the ceremony while Pecos High School FFA students signed their names on the final steel beam.

“The PBTISD Agricultural Science Complex will support many students across the district of all ages and our High School FFA program,” said Brent Jaco, Superintendent of Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD. “The district is excited to provide a space for students interested in agriculture and to give them a place where they will be able to come and raise their livestock for showing season.”

This facility is a 13,550-square-foot metal barn for the district’s students interested in livestock science. The new building will include dedicated classroom, office, and storage spaces for tools and animal feed. The complex will provide a large space for livestock pens with direct access to water and power as well as a grazing area and arena. Wash bays will allow students to wash and groom their livestock and overhead doors with bird screens will provide efficient cross ventilation. Infrared unit heaters and large-scale fans will keep the barn comfortable for livestock year-round.

“VLK is honored to be a part of this topping out ceremony marking a significant milestone in the construction process,” said Monika Castillo, VLK Principal. “We have been very fortunate to partner with PBTISD to design the new Agricultural Sciences Complex that will provide students with hands on learning opportunities.”

The new Agricultural Sciences Complex is a district capital project and is scheduled to open its doors in November of 2023.

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