Kennedy Middle School

Pharr, Texas

  • FIRM

    Gignac & Associates, LLP


    Pharr-SanJuan-Alamo Independent School District

  • AREA

    144,514 sq.ft.





The new Kennedy Middle School has been designed for grades 6 to 8. It is a complete educational facility that incorporates green design concepts such as daylighting to interior spaces with insulated skylight systems, high-efficiency lighting, the use of local and regional materials, and native ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,200COST PER SQ FT$145.78FEATURED IN2010 Architectural Portfolio features.

The school’s orientation on the site and the building’s exterior envelope both were considered carefully to provide optimum energy efficiency in the building. The design of this school uses a prototype layout to minimize costs. Each grade is self-contained within a building wing and shares common facilities such as the library, art classrooms, computer labs, and resource and special education, which are situated centrally for easy access.

A state-of-the-art technology infrastructure has been incorporated in the entire campus.