Richard A. Wilkinson Middle School, Frisco ISD
Academic hubs bring students together inside and outside.
After designing a new high school for Frisco ISD with an emphasis on user experience, Corgan was asked to bring a similar approach and complementary aesthetic to a new middle school design for a neighboring site, while adapting the model to the unique needs of sixth through eighth graders. A similarly inclusive visioning process informed the focus on collaboration and outdoor learning environments.
The new 159,400‑square‑foot, two-story school features three academic hubs, each with direct access to a large outdoor learning space and a central indoor learning and dining commons. The layout of these hubs breaks down the scale of a large school for students and is flexible to be used in a cross-curricula or grade level house model.