garden oaks montessori school
Currently under construction, this Hill Swart Chu Architects project will accommodate 900 students from Pre-K to 8th grades. 3 existing buildings will be renovated. A new 3-story classroom wing and a 2-story multi-purpose/classroom wing will be added to the campus.
A Montessori and environmental sciences magnet school, the design intent was to keep the campus-like feel of the original master plan and create more outdoor teaching and hands-on learning areas. Keeping as many of the existing trees was expressly desirable from the school and community. The master plan design parti begun with this directive.
The two new buildings are LEED Silver certified.