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



Houston, Texas


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. 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. Nicola's talents and expertise are often utilized on projects throughout the firm, including higher education and community projects.