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.
|Allen ISD—Allen STEAM Center
This innovative facility solved community needs and enrollment growth while looking to the horizon for determining future student interests and skills. A total shift in culture occurred with an explosion of STEAM interest across the district. Inspired by industries and growing career needs, the facility serves high school students and provides studios for K-8th grade experiential learning. The rich site provides trails, wetland zone, and natural creek, all expected daily learning environments.
|Northwest ISD—Lance Thompson Elementary School
A district wanted to re-imagine its elementary prototype. They began with a question: “What does the school of the future mean to you?” Together, nearly 200 students, educators and district leaders envisioned a school with no boundaries, where learning was always on display. Biophilic design elements, connection to the outdoors, flexible small and large learning spaces, grade-level neighborhoods and an iconic, treehouse-inspired commons create a unique and inspirational academic experience.
|Temple ISD—Thornton Elementary School
The new elementary school is an on-site replacement of original elementary school that dated to the early 1950’s and was outdated and in poor condition. New facility incorporates the history of the original and expands upon its curriculum focus for nature conservancy by incorporating 21st century learning tools within a highly sustainable facility.”