New Construction

Architecture Firm Celebrates Project Completions for New School Year

VLK Architects recently announced that it has completed a series of projects on a wide variety of K–12 campuses in Texas in time for the new school year. Against the background of supply chain issues and construction delays, VLK’s partnership with districts, consultants and contractors led to the successful completion of new constructions, renovations and additions across more than 20 school districts that serve more than 500,000 K–12 students.

“The anticipation of a new school year is always an exciting time, and we look forward to it with the same passion as our clients,” said Todd Lien, VLK Managing Partner. “Whether this is a renovation of an older campus or a brand-new school to address the tremendous growth that our clients are experiencing, we work with them to provide innovative, imaginative, and cost-effective solutions for their communities. Seeing these projects come to life on the first day of school is a highlight for us.”

One of the completed projects is Cherry Elementary School for the Royse City Independent School District in Royse City, Texas, located in the northeast part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The project broke ground in November 2021, according to local news, and consisted of building a brand-new campus for the existing school.

“The team at VLK took the vision of our community and created an absolutely beautiful and intelligent learning environment for the students at Ruth Cherry Elementary,” said Royse City ISD Superintendent Kevin Worthy. “From added safety features in classrooms, to breakout learning spaces and creative aesthetics, I am so proud of the final product. Most importantly, I know that our amazing educators will use the space to build meaningful relationships with students and families for years to come.”

According to a VLK press release, other notable projects finished include:

  • Allen ISD: Ereckson Middle School
  • Austin ISD: Brentwood Elementary School
  • Brazosport ISD: Brazoswood High School
  • Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD: Perry Middle School
  • Crowley ISD: Sports Complex
  • Denton ISD: Denton High School and Carrico Athletic Complex
  • Katy ISD: Robertson Elementary School
  • Lamar CISD: Maxine Phelan Elementary School
  • Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD: Eagle Stadium
  • Waller ISD: Waller High School

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Matt Jones is senior editor of Spaces4Learning. He can be reached at [email protected].