Value

Efficiency, adaptability, flexibility, shared use, cost of ownership, use of materials, and life-cycle cost are some of the considerations in providing building intelligibility and enhanced value. Describe specifically how this project provides enhanced value.

Alamo Colleges District—E.L. Turbon Student Center

Alamo Colleges District—E.L. Turbon Student Center

The design incorporates renovation of a 1950’s former performing arts building together with new construction to create a vibrant new learn-study-play facility that enhances the student experience and activates learning by keeping students engaged and on campus. The project took an underutilized and uninspiring space and created a hub of activity that has energized the campus and the neighboring community, while honoring the rich history of both.

Conroe ISD—Grand Oaks High School

Conroe ISD—Grand Oaks High School

Stretching into a heavily wooded, virgin site & establishing the flagship campus for a 6th Feeder Zone, this new high school serves as a visual precedent for regional affiliation, community identity & educational character. With an educational program showcasing best practices in safety, sustainability & NextGen Learning applications, this timeless icon is proudly poised to guide the Next Generation of learners into the Next Century.

Dallas ISD—Solar Preparatory School for Girls at James B. Bonham

Dallas ISD—Solar Preparatory School for Girls at James B. Bonham

  • 2 story Addition/Renovation to existing 1923 structure with connecting atrium
  • All-girls STEAM Academy features exploratory academic spaces, learning stairs for informal/group education & transparent spaces with sliding glass doors for learning on display
  • PBL/Maker spaces, Robotics, Science & Art, open into communal areas
  • Outdoor areas offer out-of-the-box education
  • Project includes a tornado shelter incorporated into the design of the cafetorium, with overhead rolling doors
Georgetown ISD—Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning

Georgetown ISD—Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning

The project is an adaptive re-use of a historic and iconic 1924 building. Formerly a high school, junior high and elementary school, today, it is the district’s center for leadership and learning. It focuses wholly on adult learning, redefining the look, feel and purpose of training space. The design is rooted in the district’s Learner Profile, emphasizing choice and voice. It draws on context and innovation, maintaining building integrity while creating progressive learning environments.

Houston ISD—Energy Institute High School

Houston ISD—Energy Institute High School

HISD Energy Institute High School is the first school in the nation with a school-wide theme of Energy. Energy Institute High School’s (EIHS) vision for learning goes far beyond that of a traditional high school. Students at EIHS will participate in authentic project-based learning that enables them to take ownership of their education. Learners will develop essential soft skills that will prepare them for the landscape of alternative energy, geoscience, and off-shore technology careers.

Klein ISD—Lemm Elementary School

Klein ISD—Lemm Elementary School

Lemm Elementary School underwent renovations and restoration work following Hurricane Harvey consisting of the introduction of Next Generation planning, updates of accessibility standards, replacement of existing HVAC/electrical infrastructure, incorporation of storm water mitigation strategies, and the addition of surface detention capacity.

Manor ISD—Lagos Elementary School

This school is designed to support the District’s project based learning & sustainability objectives. This Net Zero Energy design goal incorporates sustainable features. Learning Neighborhoods are organized by grade & supported by breakout spaces. Transparency in spaces creates a “Learning on Display” environment that allows supervision between traditional & flexible learning. The core of the building is the cafeteria, gym & library that can be used for community functions outside school hours.

Round Rock ISD—Cedar Ridge High School Auditorium

Round Rock ISD—Cedar Ridge High School Auditorium

The district had one Performing Arts Center to serve all campuses, but it could not adequately support growing student interest in fine arts education. Recognizing the arts as an important tool for academic achievement, the district decided to invest in a new auditorium addition at each high school. The project denouement is a 34,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility that enhances arts education at the campus, promotes connection, and is an aesthetic expression of the performance.

Round Rock ISD—Nature to Neighborhood Studio

Round Rock ISD—Nature to Neighborhood Studio

With financial and inspirational support to create “Destination Schools” within the district, leaders at one elementary school with a unique location and story chose to become the school for enrichment and the environment. Perched on a bluff overlooking a 30,000-acre national wildlife refuge, campus leadership began developing environments that support their vision. Here students interact with nature on a daily basis with surprising and positive outcomes.