cre8's Project Wins TASA/TASB Caudill Award
cre8’s San Jacinto Elementary School for Deer Park ISD is the recipient of the 2013 Caudill Award, the highest honor for K-12 Architecture in Texas as recognized by TASA/TASB. The design for this elementary school (grades K – 5) is three 2-story wings so that every space has natural light, with shading devices on the south, east and west. The wings create a courtyard of interactive math and science activity zones with learning gardens, harvested water features, porches, boulders and amphitheater seating. Using the 7 Ecological Regions of Texas as the design concept and as science and history lessons for the students, each section of the building utilizes a palette from a particular region complete with murals about Texas eco systems. Instructional areas were designed to accommodate a 21st Century educational model of project based, dual language curriculum. The building was designed to LEED Silver and certification is pending.
cre8 is a collaborative partnership of creative individuals providing architecture for educational, sports, and commercial projects. The firm is celebrating its 10th Anniversary.