Expanding Access To Education
Serving grades 9-12, the building has extensive amounts of natural light to brighten lobbies, corridors and public spaces. The school's capacity is 500 students initially, with a core capacity of 900. Includes 15 standard classrooms, 5 science labs, 2 general computer labs and a library with its own computer and distance learning labs, a 1000-seat competition gymnasium, locker rooms, multi-purpose weight/dance studio, a 10,000 square foot field house, baseball and softball stadiums, and tennis courts, in addition to the existing football stadium. Specialized suites house instruction in family and consumer science, health occupations, veterinary technology, business/technology, and special education. Fine arts includes band and choir rehearsal halls, black box theater, and art classroom. The cafetorium has three food service lines for student dining in an auditorium shape with stepped floor for performances.
Size: 121,000 SF
Completion Date: June 2009
Location: Sunnyvale, Texas
Sunnyvale Independent School District
2010 Design Award, TASA/TASB
2010 Process of Planning Award, TASA/TASB
2010 Sustainability Award, TASA/TASB
2010 Outstanding Design, American School & University Magazine
Learning, Innovation & Sustainability
Creating A School That Moves Beyond Traditional Design Boundaries
"Sunnyvale ISD's partnership with WRA is based around learning, innovation and sustainability. WRA and its partners understand our district's desire to move beyond the boundaries of our classrooms to provide the type of education our students need - and that's inquiry-based, hands-on learning. Our teachers guide our students to question, create and problem-solve and WRA truly understands the inventive spaces needed for that type of thinking and exploration."
Doug Williams, Sunnyvale ISD Superintendent