Coppell Middle School West, Coppell ISD
This innovative educational environment for 1,500 sixth through eighth grade students features separate academic houses, each with flexible classrooms, blended labs and maker spaces. At the center is an adaptable library space with large walls that open and extend to a shared learning stair. Collaborative areas large and small are incorporated within each house and throughout the school. Faculty share a large professional development lab, providing teacher resources and group spaces beyond the house structure. A fabrication lab and courtyard give students space to explore and build large scale projects, including solar cars.
The building is designed to meet the LEED Silver, with geothermal HVAC systems, high-efficiency lighting, and rainwater harvesting. Cisterns collect water to flush toilets and irrigate the on-site community gardens, all while creating an educational opportunity for students.
Keeping the spirit alive
Maintaining the original campus identity through a branded environment created a seamless transition.