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.
Size: 92,500 SF
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
"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