Martin Luther King, Jr. Early Childhood Facility, Houston ISD

Schools

Location

Houston, Texas

Size

40,000 sf

Project Features
  • Five acre site
  • Accommodates 440 children
  • Classroom space
  • Resource center

After a successful bond election in 2002, HISD selected Kirksey to implement a $30-million pre-k program throughout the district. Phase I of this program includes the first two of 10 proposed centers. The South District site contains a 40,000-sf facility on five acres of land and accommodates 440 children. In addition to classroom space, the facility is equipped with a learning resource center, cafeteria, and all of the necessary administration space.

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.