Spring Branch ISD will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the rebuild of Nottingham Elementary at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9, located at 570 Nottingham Oaks Trail in Houston.
The new 106,265 square-foot building will be constructed on-site, adjacent to the current 58,385 square-foot building, which opened its doors in 1969. The construction project is part of the 2017 Bond Program approved by 80 percent of the vote and continues the transformation of district facilities that began with the 2007 Bond Program.
The rebuilt school will serve 750 students. In addition, the design's aesthetic and functional upgrades will give students and staff an exceptional learning environment.
A large, open library will serve as the heart of the school. Collaborative areas adjacent to the classrooms will have flexible furniture and active walls to support learning for individual or multi-class use outside the classrooms.
The cafeteria and gymnasium are designed with overhead doors to allow both spaces to become one contiguous space. The design calls for two large classroom wings include flex areas with movable furniture. An outdoor learning space will conjoin these wings with easy access to either side.
Ample natural light will be a feature throughout the interior areas of the school, taking advantage of the south, east, west-facing windows and clerestory windows for large areas and storefront glazing for corridor spaces.
The grounds will also boast an outdoor covered play area, a large open field with a walking track, outdoor play equipment for all age groups, and a small, dedicated playground for younger students.
The building design is a collaboration between PBK Architects and a school project advisory team. We're excited to celebrate this milestone with our community and look forward to seeing you at the event!
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