PBK Architects shows what Alvin Elementary replacement campus could look like in 2024

PBK Architects Inc. gave a presentation on the design of Alvin ISD's Alvin Elementary replacement campus. (Screenshot of PBK Architects' presentation)
PBK Architects Inc. gave a presentation on the design of Alvin ISD's Alvin Elementary replacement campus. (Screenshot courtesy PBK Architects)

PBK Architects Inc. gave a presentation on the design of Alvin ISD's Alvin Elementary replacement campus. (Screenshot courtesy PBK Architects)

PBK Architects Inc. during Alvin ISD’s board of trustees Jan. 11 meeting provided a schematic design presentation on the district’s new Alvin Elementary School replacement campus.

The replacement campus is a part of the 2018 bond and will cost $28.2 million, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported. The school will be located next to Alvin Junior High School, PBK Architects Principal Jeff Chapman said.



“We wanted to work with your staff with what works,” Chapman said. “[District staff said] we like the loud spaces on one side and the quiet spaces on the other. And so we worked with them on a pod concept for the actual classrooms and then in between those pods are shared spaces.”

The campus will feature 42 classrooms, most of them in a pod structure, a gym, cafeteria, space for food service all on the west side of the school, and the library on the east side of the structure, Chapman said during his presentation.


The school building will be two floors with the younger grades mostly set up on the first floor and the older students of the elementary school mainly located on the second floor, he added.

One of the concerns for the new elementary is that with right next to the junior high school, the traffic issues will increase, Chapman said, but PBK Architects is working with the city of Alvin to re-stripe Stapp Maxwell from a two-lane road with two bike lanes and change it to one pedestrian bike lane and three traffic lanes, he added.

Additionally, there are plans of only using West South Street as an exit route for buses, Chapman said.

The timeline for the school is for construction to begin on Oct. 10 and reach substantial completion in February 2024. The campus is expected to open in August 2024, Chapman said.
By Andy Yanez

Reporter, Pearland/Friendswood

Andy joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Houston. He started as the South Houston Metro Reporter where he helped each different edition in the South Houston market, from Katy to the Bay area, before transitioning to the Pearland and Friendswood market in August 2021. He covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to arriving at Community Impact, Andy was the sports editor of The Cougar, UH's student newspaper, where he covered the university's athletics beat for two years and covered the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four in Indianapolis. Andy has appeared in the Houston Chronicle via an internship in 2020, and freelance work. He can be heard on the Pawd Slama Jama podcast still covering UH athletics.