2015 Winners

The Caudill Class is a design standard presented to districts and architects selected from the field of projects that have received at least four stars from the six Areas of Distinction. Caudill Class recognition is not limited in number but in the opinion of the Caudill Jury is worthy of this special recognition.

Coppell ISD—Richard J. Lee Elementary School

Coppell ISD—Richard J. Lee Elementary School

This new, compact, Net ZERO, 2 story transformational learning environment is visually open and makes excellent use of space. The client desired a nontraditional curriculum and the exterior expresses this unique plan. The design provides a variety of choices for task-focus or casual spaces, giving students responsibility for their own learning, while teachers facilitate. Instead of traditional classrooms, grades are organized into learning communities placed around a central collaboration space.

Katy ISD—Robert R. Shaw Center for STEAM

Katy ISD—Robert R. Shaw Center for STEAM

The 24,000 SF new facility, is a free standing building adjacent to the districts’ Career and Technology Center. The building contains 8 project bays which act as design/build space for activities related to science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, and is designed for future expansion. Flex classroom space is provided for further collaboration and instruction, as well as a centralized high bay space for project testing and demonstrations, community events, and staff development.

Lytle ISD—Lytle Elementary School

Lytle ISD—Lytle Elementary School

Located in small rural district, project includes total renovation of existing elementary of 53,000-square feet and the addition of 15,000-square feet of space. School is designed as an open, collaborative learning environment, which includes utilizing the enhanced technological and sustainable features to further the educational experience.