Marcus High School 9th Grade Campus

Lewisville, Texas

  • FIRM

    PBK

  • CLIENT

    Lewisville ISD

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/2013

The Marcus 9th Grade Campus is a 900-student secondary facility that serves the Marcus High School community.
Having undergone a large initiative to rethink how instruction is delivered, the district put in place an educational program that called for the new campus to be agile and flexible, technology-rich and representative of a next-generation learning environment. ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY900FEATURED IN2015 Architectural Portfolio program spaces included class areas, science labs and art spaces, as well as a small administrative suite. Additionally, the campus needed a cafeteria and library, which became the learning hub and the main design feature of the building.
A community engagement process for the design of the campus culminated in a design charrette. A decision was made to attach the new campus to the existing high school to create synergies between the two campuses. Because of the tight site, some of the challenges encountered included the relocation of sports fields to an offsite location, and the need for renovation inside the building to improve the circulation between the two buildings.