Shadydale Elementary School

Houston, Texas

  • FIRM

    Archi*Technics/3, Inc.


    North Forest Independent School District

  • AREA

    102,400 sq.ft.





To keep different age groups separate, the design of Shadydale Elementary School situates the media center and computer lab as the focal point and heart of the school; places the kindergarten through second graders on the east wing, and the third and fourth graders on the west wing. Each grade level has its own academic pod house with a central common area. The school ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY800COST PER SQ FT$90.00FEATURED IN2001 Architectural Portfolio a community room for PTO meetings or classes for parents whose children attend the school. Each pod has a teachers’ workroom and separate restrooms for students and teachers.

Design features include a playground with an alphabet trail and numbers court, an indoor play area for kindergartners to use during bad weather; and scaled-down ceilings in the cafeteria and multipurpose room to provide a sense of belonging.

Individual VAV units provide each classroom with better control and improved thermal comfort.