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image Project: J. Lyndal Hughes Elementary School

J. Lyndal Hughes Elementary School


The school in Northwest ISD, near Fort Worth, TX was the first in a series of schools built from the districts’ most recent prototypical design. The school is efficient, innovative, inviting and functional. Designed to house 650 students, grades K-5, one of this school’s standout features is the garage door-like overhead panels that separate classroom spaces from the “flex spaces” that connect two classrooms. Another innovative feature is the cafeteria space that opens up to become a performance stage, allowing the room to double as an auditorium. This feature extends the capabilities of room beyond students and teachers to become an event facility for the community at large.

The school’s predominant feature — in the corridors, classrooms, offices and assembly/public spaces — is its transparency and flood of natural light. The result is an open, welcoming and secure environment that is both a neighborhood school and a community multi-purpose facility.

Recognized Value Award 2008



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