ralph bunche elementary School 

Midland Independent School District

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21st Century Learning Elements

The project is a replacement school for the old Ralph Bunche Elementary School on the same site. The old school had already been abandoned and demolished, but the District’s growth pattern required this site to be reutilized. The new 2-story school serves 800 students in grades Pre-K to 6 and incorporates many 21st Century learning elements including collaboration, multi-function spaces and shared community-use spaces. WRA affiliated with local firm Pate Architects.

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Size: 92,500 SF

Budget: $18,200,000

Completion Date: August 2015

Location: Midland, Texas



Midland Independent School District



Lee Lewis Construction



2016 Design Award, TASA/TASB

2016 Planning Award, TASA/TASB

2016 Community Award, TASA/TASB

2016 Outstanding Design Award, American School & University Magazine

Shared-use community spaces

Bringing Together Creativity And Design

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"WRA's many years of specialization in the design of Pre-K-12 grade school facilities brought a level of understanding and creativity that the District was looking for in the design of its first new elementary school in over 20 years."

James Riggen, AIA, Chief Operating Officer, Midland ISD