Sheldon Lake Elementary School

Houston, Texas




Sheldon Independent School District


87,654 sq.ft.

Total Cost


Completion Date


The design approach for Sheldon Lake Elementary School considered each aspect of the new facility through the lens of Performing and Visual Arts (PVA). The goal for this school of choice was to provide an open learning environment that celebrates the unique activities taking place within its walls by making the arts front and center and connected to the rest of the campus.

At the heart of the design, and integral to the building, are a range of spaces, including a black box theater, and art, music, dance, and design studios. These colorful “drums” serve as iconic landmarks throughout the school, helping to orient students as they move through the school and serving as a continual reminder of this school’s special purpose.

The two-story building has a free-flowing organization; the theater, dining, and library spaces don’t have walls, but still have their own core. The design provides multiuse space at every turn and offers extensive visual and physical connections to an exterior space where students can interact with nature.

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2020 Educational Interiors Showcase

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Common Areas

Product suppliers specified

Carpet by Tandus
Flooring by Shaw
Flooring by Tandus
Brick/Masonry by Elgin Butler
Ceilings by Rockfon
Ceilings by Armstrong World Industries
Ceramic Tile by Emser Tile
Door Hardware by Schlage
Doors by Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Elevators by ThyssenKrupp Access
Insulation by Hunter Panels
Insulation by Owens Corning
Movable Partitions/Walls by Hufcor
Paint/Wallcoverings by Sherwin-Williams
Plumbing by Zurn
Roofing by Soprema
Lighting & Accessories by Lithonia Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by G Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by Prudential Lighting
Emergency Lighting by Lithonia Lighting
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Edwards Systems Technologies
Security Systems by Bosch Appliances
Security Systems by Honeywell
Security Systems by Altronix
Locks by Schlage
Card Systems by S2 Security
Card Systems by HID
Auditorium/Assembly Furniture by KI
Cafeteria Furniture by KI
Classroom Furniture by KI
Computer Furniture by KI
Library/Media Center Furniture by KI
Lounge Furniture by KI
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by KI
Science Furniture by KI
Drinking Fountains by Bradley Corporation
Washroom Fixtures by Zurn
Washroom/Shower Partitions by Bobrick
Bleachers/Grandstands by Sheridan Seating
Communications Systems by CommScope
Clocks/Time Management by Valcom
HVAC Control Devices by Aircuity
HVAC Units by Aircuity
IAQ Devices by Aircuity
ADA/Compliance Equipment by American Specialties
Card Systems by S2 Security
Card Systems by HID
Draperies/Blinds by SWFcontract
Kitchen Equipment by Crescor
Kitchen Equipment by Groen
Kitchen Equipment by Hobart
Kitchen Equipment by Salvajor
Laundry Equipment by GE
Lockers by American Specialties
Whiteboards / Markerboards / Chalkboards by Claridge
Signage by Intex United
Wire Management by CommScope
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