Elementary - Education

Sandy McNutt Elementary School – Arlington ISD

Sandy McNutt Elementary School – Arlington ISD

  • Size: 112,000 SF
  • Services Provided: Full service planning, architecture and interior design
  • Project Type: New Construction

Flexible, adaptable, technology-driven learning environment

Student-centered environments provide learning opportunities for students to explore their interests. Classrooms are divided into pods, each with collaboration spaces for students and faculty to reinforce Arlington ISD’s vision of 21st century learning. The learning stair is a prominent gathering space, providing alternative opportunities for large and small groups. Exterior courtyards and a tiered-seated patio create extensions to the learning environment. The planning promotes environmentally-friendly design. Through the building’s orientation, daylighting is allowed into classrooms and collaboration spaces. Vacancy sensors, photo sensors, dimmable ballasts, and high-efficiency HVAC systems are also used to conserve energy. The front entry canopy provides ample shade to the media center throughout the day, reducing cooling costs. Heat and drought-tolerant landscaping throughout the site conserves water resources.