This project consisted of a new replacement school for Northwest ISD. Haslet Elementary School is a two-story, 100,431-sf facility that included classrooms, collaborative areas, cafeteria, auditorium, gymnasium and administration offices. The facility centers around a learning commons and library, which is designed to feel like a tree-house. Classrooms are located adjacent to the learning commons and additional flex space and focus rooms surrounding the commons space have movable walls, creating greater adaptability for class size and teaching. The building’s curtain walls allow natural light to pour in and brighten all areas of the school.
The facility’s storm shelter included intricate preconstruction coordination, required specific programming and sequencing. Additional site work included outdoor courtyards that create usable space easily accessed by classrooms, recreational fields, playground areas, decorative flatwork, new parking and paving.
The project was completed on time and on budget, despite 68 days of weather delays and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.