Atascocita Springs Elementary was designed to meet LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Design) Certified standards and TX-CHPS (Collaborative for High Performance Schools) standards. The elementary school is a two-story building, oriented on the site in a true East-West orientation that utilizes natural lighting, allowing for perpendicular sun exposure in the North-South axis. Classrooms for first through fifth grades are located on three, two-story wings. A fourth one-story wing houses the pre-k and Kindergarten classrooms. Each wing has direct access to outdoor learning areas that may be equipped with activities such as sundials and puzzles that help enhance opportunities for student learning.
The main circulation spine in the building serves as an active learning street, and as a sound separation between the building’s quieter activities and the more public ones. The administration area includes a safe vestibule for controlled visitor access.