Sustainability

Sustainable design strives to minimize the building impact on the environment, enhance student wellbeing and connect learners with the natural environment. Describe the projects sustainable attributes and how those have been articulated into learning opportunities for students.

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD—Sadie Harris Woodard Elementary

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

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.

Forsan ISD—Forsan Elementary

Forsan ISD—Forsan Elementary

Construction of a new elementary school on a previously undeveloped, rugged site was undertaken with teacher and public input. The old school is fifteen miles away from the JHS\HS campus. Locating the elementary closer to the high school was a community priority for safety, economics and instructional reasons. A plan with flexible learning HUBs was developed to allow co-teaching, multiple educational deliveries and adequate space for the school’s robust, parent volunteer reading program.

Frisco ISD—Rick Reedy High School

Frisco ISD—Rick Reedy High School

The new 325,000 SF high school serves as a centerpiece of the neighborhood, creating a new culture that connects the school to its community. It is small enough to provide each student with a full spectrum of curriculum and high quality amenities that prepares students for future success. With the community’s preference for traditional architecture, the design balances a Romanesque revival style in a modern growing community, and creates a tradition-rich campus feel.

Northwest ISD—V.R. Eaton High School

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.

Pflugerville ISD—Dearing Elementary

Pflugerville ISD—Dearing Elementary

The district wanted to use an already highly successful prototype as a benchmark to raise the bar for energy efficiency. It was imperative that this school acted as a catalyst for future sustainable strategies for the district. The architect created a net-zero prototype that challenged the norms of sustainable design and transformed the learning environment.
By using smart design solutions, this school not only fulfilled the district’s initial requirement – it exceeded their expectations

San Jacinto Community College—Maritime Technology and Training Center

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—Purple Heart Elementary

Socorro ISD—Purple Heart Elementary

Career exploration is the focus of this innovative elementary school with one-of-a-kind curriculum aligned with HB 5 endorsements. The first-of-its-kind in its district, features academic hubs that support intentional collaboration and peer learning in each grade level neighborhood. Colorful, flexible, age appropriate furniture outfits all areas supported by technology. Here, career readiness starts at kindergarten, and all students are afforded unique experiences as they begin their journey.

Tyler ISD—Moore Middle School & MST Magnet

Tyler ISD—Moore Middle School & MST Magnet

A middle school replacement building also housing the District MST Magnet school. The east and west wings of the building are the loud public spaces, creating a large courtyard. 21st Century and Sustainability features include shared-use collaboration spaces on each floor, sheltered outdoor learning spaces in the courtyard, enhanced acoustics in classrooms, windows in every classroom and work area, east-west orientation of the classroom wing minimizing heat load, and an Energy Management System.