- Size: 160,000 SF
- Services provided: Full service planning, architecture and interior design
- Project type: New Construction
- Learning by Design Outstanding Project (2019)
- TASA/TASB Star of Distinction (2018)
Separation of each grade creates a neighborhood feel
Rodriguez Middle School accommodates 1,000 sixth through eighth grade students. Each grade level is separated into its own classroom wing. These self-contained classroom neighborhoods include flexible collaboration spaces and multiple outdoor learning environments. Each classroom wing includes a “learning stair” that connects the first and second floors and can be used for small group collaboration, lecture seating or a study area. All classrooms surrounding the stairs have glass windows, allowing teachers more visibility of students as they work in the space. At the center of the floor plan is a learning hub, which houses the library and learning labs. The second floor has special education and career and technology education classrooms, along with other learning labs. Additionally, the school design includes administrative and counseling offices, cafeteria, competition and practice gymnasium, fine arts spaces, and two internal courtyards designated for sciences, outdoor eating, and performing arts use.