Northside School cited for outstanding masonry work

June 29, 2010

Northside ISD is the recipient of the "2010 Golden Trowel Award for Educational Facility, Publicly Funded K-12" presented by the San Antonio Masonry Contractors Association (SAMCA). The "Golden Trowel" is the highest honor awarded by the SAMCA.

The award recognized the outstanding masonry work on Scarborough Elementary School. Langley Elementary School was among other projects nominated in this category.

"It's important that NISD build schools that are well constructed and uses good raw materials so that our community schools can last for many decades and serve the thousands of students that will attend the schools," says Vernon Dunagin, Assistant Superintendent for Facilities & Construction.

Each year the San Antonio Masonry Contractors Association recognizes outstanding masonry construction in 7 project categories that include public schools, universities and private development among others. Scarborough Elementary was in competition with 14 projects from 9 local school districts.

The masonry work for Scarborough Elementary was constructed by Rick Stone Masonry, Inc. The General Contractor was Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, and the Architect was Garza/Bomberger & Associates.

NISD has built and opened dozens of schools and renovated many others as a result of voter-approved bond elections that are presented to the community every three years. Recently, NISD voters approved a $535 million bond package to build more schools.

"We thank the community for supporting Northside Schools, and we're equally proud that the Masonry Association recognizes our well designed and constructed schools," Dunagin said.