Strake Jesuit College Preparatory

Master Planning, Schools


Houston, Texas


62,500 sf

Project Features
  • 30,000-sf Student Center
  • 22,500-sf classroom and technology building
  • Versatile student center
  • 1,000 seat auditorium
  • 4,000-sf lobby

Strake Jesuit is a four- year, Catholic college preparatory school for young men in 9th through 12th grade. The school has seen a steady growth in the student body for decades and to accommodate the growth, Kirksey was commissioned to master plan and design two new facilities—a 30,000-sf Student Center and a 22,500-sf Classroom & Technology Building. The Student Center includes a 1,000-seat auditorium, a 4,000-sf lobby, and a music department with classrooms and large rehearsal space. The Classroom & Technology Building features integrated digital projection, Smart Board© technology in every classroom, and a fully computerized foreign language lab. Additionally, Kirksey designed the new tennis and aquatics facility, new football stadium, new fieldhouse, new basketball arena, and new maintenance building.

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.