Scale and relationship of spaces, use of materials, building organization and building flow, instructional function and educational appropriateness are elements of design excellence. Describe how the design enhances and supports the learning experience.
|Academy ISD—Academy Intermediate School
This compact 61,000 sq foot facility for grades 3–5 shares a site with an existing campus in a rapidly growing community. The project challenge was to design the new campus to meet current and future growth within approximately 10 usable acres without compromising instructional program goals. Designers collaborated with District staff and administration to create innovative solutions and to design a one-of-a-kind facility that will serve students in this community for years.
|Corpus Christi ISD—Veterans Memorial High School
The first high school constructed in the community in 50+ years, the program for this campus breaks ranks from traditional learning environments. As one of the most diverse large districts in Texas (and 2nd largest employer in the region), the owner knew input of an entire community of stakeholders would be paramount in the planning process. New educational initiatives established by the district, community, and students all helped develop the program (with core spaces designed for 3,000).
|Cypress-Fairbanks ISD—Sadie Harris Woodard Elementary
The program for this new elementary pioneers a new direction for primary educational environments in one of the fastest growing districts in Texas. It effectively responds to modern-day teaching and learning applications that are driving Next Generation education. Its unconventional plan aligns perfectly with new educational initiatives established by a user-driven design committee and serves as a prototype for future campuses that will welcome new students to the area.
|Deer Park ISD—Deer Park High School North Campus
The High School campus has a rich history and the site is composed of a series of additions over the past 86 years. These additions eventually formed a sprawling facility. The renovation successfully realized the unification of spaces, the modernization of function and learning, and the reduction of its ecological footprint. Elements of the building were preserved and incorporated in unique ways to help join the architectural past with its inspiring academic future.
|Frisco ISD—Career and Technology School Addition
Central challenge was to create flexible learning environments that supported knowledge and skills necessary for the careers of the future. Complementary new program and building space was integrated into one of the most innovative career centers in the country. Culmination of a vision that started 15 years ago with the development of a career education center supporting multiple high schools on a master planned site that includes central administration and a comprehensive high school campus
|Lewisville ISD—Griffin Middle School
This 181,000-square foot, 1,000-student middle school replaces a 40+ year old campus. It was strategically constructed on the same site without interrupting school operations. The new design abandons all preconceived notions of traditional school environments by showcasing abundant group learning settings, as well as small learning communities that prioritize individual academic strengths. The program includes arts, culinary and robotics, as well as fine arts and a unique learning hub.
|Midland ISD—Ralph Bunche Elementary
A Sustainable project designed for maximum long-term cost-efficiency and the full complement of the District’s new 21st Century learning features. The project replaces an old school with an all new building that boasts collaborative teaching areas, special-purpose and multi-function spaces, and shared community-use spaces. Each grade level has its own large Collaboration Area adjacent to its classrooms, and large glass walls enable teachers and staff to monitor multiple areas simultaneously.
|Northwest ISD—V.R. Eaton High School
New comprehensive high school for 2500 students, with an attached Indoor Activity Center and athletic facilities (baseball field, softball field, tennis courts, two practice fields, and competition track). Within the school there are two academies with a curriculum focus; the Academy of Business Management and Entrepreneurship, and the Academy of Aeronautics and Aviation Sciences.
|San Antonio ISD—Bonham Academy
Multi-phased addition/renovation of an existing elementary school (ca 1889). Transform historic and culturally relevant elementary campus into a purpose designed fine arts, sciences, and language academy ready for the future. The project was required to be constructed while campus operations continued, and included comprehensive upgrades throughout the campus resulting in enhanced campus security while accommodating enriched technology infrastructure and fine arts areas, and science facilities.
|San Jacinto Community College—Maritime Technology and Training Center
Community Meeting Spaces; Maritime Introduction, Academic Courses; Training Curriculum with Pilot Simulators; U.S.C.G. Certification Courses. Site features include: U.S.C.G. Aquatic Training Facility with Dressing Rooms, Life Boat: Davit, Boat Ramp & Canal Concrete Bulkhead, Tug Boat Industry Added Docking Pier to Meet Facility Designed Hurricane Codes, Simulation Labs, Radar/Navigation, Full + Mini-Bridge, Galley, Liquid Cargo + Joint Control Rooms.
|Socorro ISD—Pebble Hills High School
The school district planned for a rapid growing population. A 70-acre site was master planned to design various phases. The first three phases included academic & core spaces for a 9th grade center. Phase IV was the final stage for converting the school into a high school. Phase IV included four major components – a 3-story academic wing, detached Career & Technology building, and fine arts and athletic departments. Final phase added 291,130 SF for 535,000 SF total of educational spaces.