West High School / Middle School

West, Texas

  • FIRM

    Huckabee

  • CLIENT

    West Independent School District

  • AREA

    226,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $45,651,075.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/2016

West High School/Middle School blends civic purpose with a progressive educational environment. It’s the hub of the community; a facility that fits the great aspirations of its students. Split into three spaces—high school, middle school and public amenities—the campus was designed to foster engaging and collaborative experiences at all levels of participation. The program ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$202.00FEATURED IN2017 Educational Interiors ShowcaseINTERIOR CATEGORYClassrooms efficiency and adaptability with spaces that are not duplicated, but shared.
The two-story high school and middle school wings are structured as interdisciplinary learning communities. Each has collaborative spill-out spaces that promote small-group instruction, cross-teaming and social engagement. Classrooms feature flexible furniture, writable surfaces and movable walls that expand the learning environment for multipurpose use.
The STEM Lab and Learning Resource Center sit adjacent to the academic wings and are used for pre-making, making and post-making activities. The first level features flexible furniture and technology. Learning stairs lead up to classroom-style lofts that are connected by a bridge. Soft seating on the bridge creates a quiet study area. Throughout each space, connectivity and transparency are key themes.