Hoover Elementary School - $25,110,000.00
Hoover Elementary School is a single-story pre-kindergarten through second-grade campus, designed to accommodate 1,092 students as a collaborative environment with flexible teaching spaces and design elements tied into the curriculum.
VLK Architects worked with the district to meet the needs of today and the demands of tomorrow. The new 112,000- square-foot facility includes 12 classrooms and four flex areas for each grade level. The facility has been taken to the next level by adding strategically placed graphics that are aligned to specific Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for geometry and measurement at each grade level. Using bright colors and geometrical graphics increase the student’s mathematical literacy, increase learning opportunities and promote ideas that foster student engagement.
To improve efficiency, flex spaces are equipped with teaching tools that extend the learning environment into the corridors. The design incorporates Texas Collaborative for High Performance Schools (TX-CHPS) initiatives, which will be monitored through an educational dashboard. The school’s energy usage will be measured and displayed as a teaching tool for students while sustainable learning opportunities will extend outdoors through the use of rain barrels and student planter gardens.