Historically a small, rural town, the community of Little Elm had become a center of development. Seizing the opportunity the growth presented, Little Elm High School sets the tone for the more contemporary identity the community wished to project to prospective residents and businesses. The school’s high-tech office building aesthetic provides students with a learning CAPACITY2,100COST PER SQ FT$124.00FEATURED IN2006 Educational Interiors2006 Architectural PortfolioINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas that inspires professionalism and success.
The floor plan includes two educational wings bisected by one long, central hallway. This single-spine circulation system not only saves square footage and travel time between classes, but also provides staff with easy observation for building security. The main hallway doubles as lobby space for student and community activities in the gym, auditorium and dining areas.
The multi-level hallways, with sensational views of the library and other multiuse spaces, are awe-inspiring, with massive concrete columns, aluminum storefront and brick walls finished in monochromatic colors. Pendant lighting draws the eye upward to exposed ceiling structure, and clerestory windows provide natural light for finished ceilings. The result is a durable, yet dynamic environment that has real impact.