Danville Middle School

New Braunfels, Texas

  • FIRM

    O’Connell Robertson

  • CLIENT

    Comal Independent School District

  • AREA

    166,655 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $40,600,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    7/2018

Design team: Intelligent Engineering Services, Cude Engineers, Cooper-Lochte, COMBS Consulting Group, Foodservice Design Professionals, BAi, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

The new Danville Middle School was designed for collaboration and flexibility. It maximizes spaces throughout to extend the learning environment. The design team was challenged by ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$244.00FEATURED IN2018 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYWork in Progress fast-growth school district to rethink the notion of a library in a 21st-century learning environment that was both of discovery and for discovery. The result was a design focused on the concept of the library as the campus heart, an innovative look at how traditionally isolated programs can become a core campus function that interacts daily with students.
Such a collaborative approach spread through other learning areas in the design, including a secondary performance and dining stage, outdoor learning areas and pullout corridors for both small and large project teams. Flex rooms outfitted as “light” science areas provide amenities and project space for traditional classrooms in support of project-based learning. Covered outdoor areas also provide spaces for learning, dining, and performances.