Trustees approve updated design for Katy Elementary School renovations

The proposed design shared by Kirksey Architecture included changes to both the interior and exterior of the building.
The proposed design shared by Kirksey Architecture included changes to both the interior and exterior of the building.

The proposed design shared by Kirksey Architecture included changes to both the interior and exterior of the building.

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After receiving community feedback, Kirksey architecture presented updated plans for the school's exterior on Dec. 13.
The board of trustees for Katy ISD unanimously approved the redesign of Katy Elementary School, located at 5726 George Bush Drive, Katy, on Nov. 15, with additional changes approved Dec. 13. The proposed design shared by Kirksey Architecture included a new two-story addition on the property, enlarging the library and adding collaboration spaces. The original design presented in November was met with community feedback, prompting Kirksey Architecture to alter the renovation plans.

The design does keep some original features, such as the red brick entry, a rain mural, the trees in front of the school and the bell—items trustees described as “nonnegotiable.”


The $22.9 million project is funded by KISD’s $676.2 million May bond as well as savings from a 2017 bond. The project will begin in January and finish in August.
By Laura Aebi

Editor, Katy and Sugar Land/Missouri City

Laura joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2020 after a few years in the public relations industry. Laura graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Originally from North Texas, Laura relocated to Houston after spending three years in Pacific Northwest. Previously, she interned with two radio stations in Central Texas and held the role of features editor at the San Marcos Daily Record. Laura writes about local government, development, transportation, education, real estate and small businesses in these communities.