Wolfe Elementary School

Houston, Texas

  • FIRM

    PBK

  • CLIENT

    Katy Independent School District

  • AREA

    95,600 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $13,358,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/2011

Katy Independent School District required that Wolfe adhere to the Texas Collaborative for High Performance Schools energy-efficiency standards and also requested collaborative areas for student breakout sessions and alternative learning. To fulfill the collaborative requirement, the architect designed Wolfe so that the classrooms were grouped by grade ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY500COST PER SQ FT$139.73FEATURED IN2013 Architectural Portfolio “pods,” each equipped with a collaborative learning area, restrooms, exits and support spaces.

Designed around the belief that learning can happen anywhere at any time, Wolfe has five age-appropriate, educational walls designed around the theme of energy. These walls represent the “Energy Corridor” district, which is home to the school. 

The exterior reflects the surrounding neighborhood’s mixed contemporary and traditional style. Wolfe was built on the site of the existing school and designed so that students were able to attend classes during construction.

Wolfe has energy-efficient systems, natural light and materials requiring minimal maintenance.