Middle School - Education

Lawler Middle School — Frisco ISD

Lawler Middle School — Frisco ISD

  • 154,000 square feet
  • Full-service planning, architecture, and interior design
  • 50+ schools designed from the evolved prototype

A flexible, open layout allows the district to adapt as learning styles change.

As one of the fastest-growing public school districts in the nation, Frisco ISD has built more than 30 schools in the last 10 years. With a mission to know every student by name and need, the district chose to evolve a prototype school that would accommodate 1,000 middle school students through small, personalized learning environments and include classroom communities, outdoor learning areas, and flexible learning spaces. Spatial relationships bridge learning communities to common areas.

The "small school" design features communities centered around an outdoor learning area to promote cross-curricular opportunities and personalized environments. Collaborative break-out areas with full floor-to-ceiling writable marker surfaces and tack boards, USB power outlets, and bench seating are dispersed throughout the corridors, bringing learning out of the classroom. An interior sliding glass wall creates a central open concept library that connects to an outdoor learning area.