Emery/Weiner School

Master Planning, Schools

Location

Houston, Texas

Size

90,000 sf

Project Features
  • Accommodates 700 students
  • 12-acre tract of land
  • 500- seat auditorium
  • Two court gymnasium
  • Library, classrooms and dining facilities

The Emery/Weiner School is a private day school that provides secular and Judaic education for approximately 700 students in grades 6 through 12. Kirksey was commissioned to program, master plan, design, and document their new campus on a 12-acre tract of land. Phase I includes three buildings totaling 90,000 sf and a 500-seat auditorium, two court gymnasium, dining facilities, a library, middle school classrooms, upper school classrooms, and all of the appropriate support spaces. Phase II included an Upper School addition and a 10,000-sf Fine Arts addition including a 120-seat Black Box Theater.

Nicola Springer, AIA, LEED AP 713 426 7510
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Nicola is an expert in 21st century learning environments and educational design – from pre-K to collegiate. In her role as preK-12 team leader, she has created state-of-the-art public and private schools and developed PlayTheory, a process that engages stakeholders in a fun, collaborative way to gather quantitative and qualitative information that is used during the design phase. With 17 years at Kirksey, her talents and experience are utilized for many community projects as well.