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.
|Dallas ISD—Solar Preparatory School for Girls at James B. Bonham
|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.
|Mansfield ISD—Dr. Sarah K. Jandrucko Academy for Early Learners
The new 54,340 sf early learning academy brings museum-level engagement to the school environment. It is 100 percent hands-on learning, incorporating vibrancy and delight into this uniquely defined space. The school is arranged into four pods, each with four interactive learning experiences. The pods also contain a multi-use commons, outdoor courtyard and age-appropriate amenities. All design elements tie directly into curriculum and professional learning.
|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.