Cy-Fair ISD board previews design plans for Middle School No. 20, Exhibit Center expansion

Middle School No. 20 is slated to open in August 2023. (Rendering courtesy IBI Group)
Middle School No. 20 is slated to open in August 2023. (Rendering courtesy IBI Group)

Middle School No. 20 is slated to open in August 2023. (Rendering courtesy IBI Group)

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Wells Elementary School (left) will be connected to Middle School No. 20 with an outdoor learning courtyard. (Rendering courtesy IBI Group)
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The CFISD Exhibit Center is located on Telge Road. (Rendering courtesy VLK Architects)
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The CFISD Exhibit Center will be expanded by nearly 9,000 square feet. (Rendering courtesy VLK Architects)
Cy-Fair ISD’s yet-to-be-named Middle School No. 20 is slated to open to students in August 2023 and complete the educational village alongside Wells Elementary School and Bridgeland High School off Mason Road in Cypress. IBI Group presented its design plans for the new campus at the March 8 board meeting.

Plans for the exterior include using the same building materials used at the other two campuses for a cohesive look across all three facilities, according to Laura Carroll, an associate principal with the architecture firm.

A partition separating the cafeterias for everyday use at Wells and the new middle school can open up to a shared space for large events, and an outside learning courtyard will also connect the two campuses.

There is additional flexible space in classrooms, the library and the learning stair—a feature that has been incorporated into several recent campus designs.

VLK Architects presented their design plans at the same board meeting for the expansion of the CFISD Exhibit Center on Telge Road, a facility that is used for the district’s annual Livestock Show and Sale and other career and technical education events throughout the year, district officials said.


The nearly 9,000-square-foot addition will bring the facility’s capacity from 600 to 1,593 including stadium-style and floor seating. While most of the expansion is dedicated to seating, officials said it also includes more restrooms and meeting space.

Both of these projects were included in the $1.76 billion bond Cy-Fair voters approved in May 2019. Learn more about other projects included in the program here.
By Danica Lloyd
Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a Cy-Fair reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She covers education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development and nonprofits.


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