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.